Books Containing Target Speech Sounds

As a companion to a recent blog providing books that contain speech and language concepts, here are some books that contain sounds that can be difficult for some young children to produce.  If your child is having difficulty producing the /k/, /g/, /f/, /v/ or /s/ sounds, you could read these stories while emphasizing the words that contain those sounds. Or you can look for words in your child’s favorite books.  Happy Reading!


Stories Containing /k/

  • Counting Kisses by Karen Katz (i.e. count, kiss)
  • Curious George Flies a Kite by Margaret Rey (i.e. curious, kite)
  • From Head to Toe by Eric Carle (i.e. can, kick, camel, cat)
  • Spot can Count by Eric Hill (i.e. can, count)
  • Peek-a-Moo by Marie Torres Cimarusti (peek, oink, squeak, quack)
  • Spot Bakes a Cake by Eric Hill (i.e. bake, cake, make)
  • Wake up, Wake Up! by Brian Wildsmith (i.e. wake, duck, cluck, chick)

Stories Containing /g/

  • Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann (i.e. gorilla, good night, go, going, gate)
  • Giggle, Giggle, Quack by Doreen Cronin (i.e. giggle)
  • Goose’s story by Cari Best (i.e. goose, geese, gosling)
  • Big Pig on a Dig by Jenny Tyler (i.e. big, pig, dig, hog, dug)
  • If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff (i.e. pig, give)

Stories Containing /f/ and /v/

  • The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss (i.e. foot, feet, fun, four, fur, front, fuzzy)
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (i.e. very, vegetables)
  • Five Little Ducks by Raffi (i.e. five, four, far)
  • Who Says Woof?  by John Butler (i.e. woof, ruff)
  • Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother Too? by Eric Carle (i.e. have)
  • Wave Hello to Thomas! by W. Rev Awdry (i.e. wave)

Stories Containing /s/

  • Silly Sally by Audrey Wood (i.e. silly, Sally, sang, singing, side)
  • A Pair of Socks by Stuart J. Murphy (i.e. sock, sudsy, same, see, solved, simple)
  • Can You See What I See? by Walter Wick (i.e. see, silver, sun, six, seven, sits, soda)
  • Eek! There’s a Mouse in the House by Wong Herbert Yee (i.e. mouse, house, Swiss)
  • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff (i.e. mouse, glass, house)
  • Town Mouse Country Mouse by Jan Brett (i.e. mouse, house, mice, grass, piece, miss, place)

Fun February OT Activities!

Hello Parents…….

Winter and cold weather leaves us with lots of indoor time with the kids.

Take advantage of the time and do something that is both fun and helpful to improving your child’s fine motor skills.

With Valentine’s Day soon approaching,  I have chosen a craft idea that is not only festive for the holiday but it is works on development of many skills including bilateral coordination, intrinsic hand strengthening, fine motor control and , scissor skills.

Follow the link below for some Valentine fun!!

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For another fun idea try…….

Snowball Sorting!

You will need:

  • Cotton balls (“mini snow balls”)
  • A mini muffin tin (regular size muffin tin is also fine)
  • Tweezers, strawberry hullers or tongs

Simply have the child use the tongs or tweezers to pick up the cotton balls, one at a time and sort them individually into the muffin cups.  Encourage them to use only their thumb, pointer and index fingers when using the tongs.  I call these their “alligator fingers”.  Many of the children will already be very familiar with that term.  These are the same finger we use for holding crayons and markers so it is a great activity to work on grasp development.

Have FUN!!!

Snowy Day Speech Language Activities

We know it can be challenging with all this snow and snow days to think of some fun ideas to try with your preschoolers at home. To help here is a list of some speech/language activities that encourage language development during those snowy days!

  • Read winter related books (The Snowy Day, The Mitten, The Jacket I wear in the Snow, Snowmen at Night)
  • Helping with baking -great for following directions (ex: 1st put in the sugar, then put in the sugar, and last mix)
  • Playing board games -works on social language such as my turn, your turn, good game, etc.
  • Scavenger hunt-can put objects hidden around the house for your preschooler to find  (great for increasing vocabulary
  • Simple crafts – easy to do crafts such as making a snowflake or snowman helps facilitate with following directions