Spring Book Companions For Speech Therapy

Who is ready for springtime in your speech therapy sessions?!? There are so many awesome picture books out there about gardening, bunnies, birds nesting, bugs, weather, St. Patrick’s Day, Earth Day, Easter, etc. I chose 6 spring picture books to use in your speech therapy sessions.

spring books for speech therapy

These print-and-go lesson plans were created to make implementing literacy-based speech therapy a breeze for SLPs – all of the lesson plans and activities are done for you.

Amazon Affiliate book links are included in this post.

What’s included in the spring book companions:

  • standards alignment
  • pre-reading strategies (READ why this is important)
  • story grammar
  • vocabulary
  • post-reading activities
  • digital copies using Google Slides

Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner- This book is great for your students to explore what is actually happening in a garden through the seasons, with a heavy focus on what happens in the springtime!

How to use Up In The Garden, Down In The Dirt in speech therapy:

  • vocabulary
  • repetitive text
  • figurative language
  • adjectives

Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms Julia Rawlinson- Fletcher is so excited about spring! However, he suddenly becomes worried about his animal friends when he sees what he thinks is snow. Your students will enjoy this book and its beautiful illustrations as they learn about friendships and caring for others.
Check out our deep dive episode into using this book in speech therapy on our podcast!

How to use Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms in speech therapy:

  • plot
  • regular and irregular verbs
  • social/emotional connection
  • inferencing

Too Many Carrots by Katy Hudson- This book is part of a series about a group of forest friends. Your students will enjoy this book as they learn about the importance of teamwork and friendships. Too Many Carrots is a fun read with all the onomatopoeias and animated text features!

How to use Too Many Carrots in speech therapy:

  • predicting
  • social/emotional connection
  • character analysis

Bear Wants More by Karma Wilson- Join Bear as he searches for food with the help of his friends after hibernating all winter!

How to use Bear Wants More in speech therapy:

  • story sequencing
  • repetitive text
  • rhyming
  • prepositional phrases

Pet the Cat: The Great Leprechaun Chase by James Dean- This St. Patrick’s Day book is so much fun! Join Pete as he tries to catch a Leprechaun to obtain some luck for his friends!

How to use The Great Leprechaun Chase in speech therapy:

  • problem-solving
  • story sequencing
  • social/emotional connection
  • theme/message

Harlem Grown by Tony Hillery- You and your students will find this spring book inspiring as you read about a community that transformed a junkyard into a valuable and beautiful urban farm. This book is a great addition to your spring book collection as well as your Earth Day collection.

How to use Harlem Grown in speech therapy:

  • illustration study
  • teamwork
  • problem-solving
  • regular and irregular past tense verbs

I hope these 6 picture books find their way into your speech therapy sessions this spring. You can purchase the Spring Book Companions to use with your students K thru 5th grade on TPT. Make sure to follow my Instagram account: @literacybasedspeech where I regularly share books and how you can use them in your sessions.

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