Our Favorite Beach-Themed Books for Speech Therapy – Episode 56


With summer just around the corner, it’s easy to start dreaming about days on the beach and playing in the sand. So why not get your students excited about the freedom and fun of summer by incorporating beach-themed picture books in your speech therapy sessions? We thought the exact same thing, which is why we wanted to give you all the best selections for this very fun theme. In today’s episode, we’re sharing our favorite beach-themed books to help bring in some fun while teaching your students key concepts.

There are a lot of picture books out there that are related to summer, the beach, and the ocean, but we wanted to share books that are specific to the beach or sand. With each of our favorite beach-themed books, we provide a summary and age recommendation and focus a lot of our discussion on the key concepts within each book. We list out the different concepts, along with examples from the book, to help give you a better idea as to why you’d pull this book off the shelf. We do disclose that not every book you’d want to use to teach every key concept, which is why it’s important to make sure you’re choosing books with your student goals in mind. So pretend you and your students are at the beach with our favorite beach-themed books for your speech therapy sessions!

Topics Discussed:

  • Our favorite beach-themed picture books to use during your speech therapy sessions
  • A list of the key concepts that are highlighted in each book, along with examples
  • A brief summary and age recommendation, with an emphasis on some books having diverse characters
  • Why you need to keep your student’s speech and language goals in mind when selecting books to use during your sessions

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