This or That: Using The Little Ice Cream Truck and Paletero Man in Speech Therapy – Episode 57


What’s one thing kids love to have as a nice, sweet, cool treat in the summer? Ice cream! When it’s hot outside, and kids have been playing or at the pool all day, it’s refreshing to have a scoop of ice cream to top off their day. So why not bring that same excited feeling into your speech therapy session? By incorporating ice cream theme books, you can help get students excited about summer break while working on their speech and language goals. In this episode, we’re doing a this or that episode using an ice cream theme with The Little Ice Cream Truck and Paletero Man.

During our this or that episodes, we like to share our process for selecting books so you can choose which book is right for your speech therapy sessions. Ideally, we like books that are complete episodes, engaging, and target a variety of key concepts. With both The Little Ice Cream Truck and Paletero Man, we go through a quick summary, the age recommendation, and the key concepts highlighted in the book. Each book brings out different key concepts and discussion topics to engage your students with. So, if you want to choose an ice cream theme book, these two books are fantastic options! 

Topics Discussed:

  • Our process for selecting books to use during speech therapy sessions that are complete episodes, engaging, and highlight a variety of key concepts
  • The key concepts that are used in The Little Ice Cream Truck and Paletero Man
  • How, with each book, you can discuss something different besides just the plot
  • Why both books would be great options if you’re doing an ice cream theme with your students

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