Our Favorite Valentine’s Day Picture Books in Speech Therapy – Episode 38


It’s the time of year when love is in the air! So, what better way to celebrate than by using Valentine’s Day-themed picture books during your speech therapy sessions? Since you serve a variety of students with different speech and language goals, finding the right books to meet all those needs can be challenging. Therefore, in today’s episode, we’re sharing our favorite Valentine’s Day picture books with you and the benefits of each book.

We’ve previously discussed the importance of using picture books in your speech therapy sessions for them to have as many key teaching points as possible. So, with each of our favorite Valentine’s Day picture books that we mention, we highlight the various key concepts and any speech and language goals you can assess. We also share which books are recommended for older students and a few extension activities you can do with your students. This is a fun list of Valentine’s Day picture books we know your students will love!

Topics Discussed:

  • Our favorite Valentine’s Day picture books for your speech therapy sessions
  • The key concepts and speech and language goals that are highlighted in each book
  • Which books are best recommended for certain age groups 
  • A list of extension activities and which books we have book companions for

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