My 6 Favorite Christmas Books For Speech Therapy

Merry Christmas everyone!! You know how much I love using children's books for building vocabulary and language skills in my speech room, right? Well, I've scoured 6 of my favorites to share with you how I use them and YES, I made you a free download - Language Bookmarks as I like to call them. 
Are these the ONLY Christmas books I read, no. But these to me offer the best opportunities for building vocabulary and language skills. *this post contains Amazon affiliate links (I get a tiny commission if you purchase at NO expense to you.)

Snowmen At Christmas by Caralyn Buehner. I love the Snowmen series. Why do I love it, what do I use it for in therapy?
-Vocabulary
-Rhyming
-Story Recall
-Figurative Language
-Writing prompt (this story lends itself to great imagination - what do you thing snowmen do while we sleep? So fun to see them come up with things. They love this! 

Mooseltoe by Margie Palatini. You guys-precious!! Bless it, this story was written about me- thinking you got it all going on doing #allthethings and BAM- you forgot the tree, lol. Story of my life. Anyway. Why do I love using it in speech?
-CRAZY good vocabulary
-Problem solving/critical thinking
-Plot
-Creative Writing

Bear Stays Up For Christmas by Karma Wilson. I think I have all the sweet Bear books. Just so darn adorable! Why do I love using this book?
-Vocabulary
-Rhyme
-Sequencing
-Story Recall
-Adjectives

Bear's First Christmas by Robert Kinerk. (Different Bear story). How do I use this in speech?
-Vocabulary (really, really great vocabulary)
-Inferencing
-Sequencing
-Figurative Language

The 12 Sleigh's of Christmas by Sheri Duskey Rinker (same author of Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site) This is NEW for 2017!! I think boys will be over the moon for this one!
How am I using it in speech?
-Vocabulary
-Compare/Contrast
-Story Recall
-Plot
-Creative Writing

The Not Very Merry Pout Pout Fish - by Deborah Diesen
Another NEW book for 2017. If you are a Pout Pout Fish fan, you will adore this one also. Here is how I'm using it in speech:
-Vocabulary
-Social/Emotional situations
-WH questions
-Story Recall
-Inference
-Rhyme

I'd love to hear your favorites! Tell me below in the comments!

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4 comments

  1. Ashley, what a fun list! Thank you for including The Not Very Merry Pout-Pout Fish.

    Best Fishes!
    Debbie Diesen

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  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Mr. Fish is well loved in my speech room.

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  3. Hi! Do you have any of these bookmarks for any "neutral" books? Unfortunately my school asks us to refrain from using holiday themed materials (even Halloween!) :(

    These are such a great idea though, I'd love to use them in my sessions!

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    1. Hi Anastasia! I completely understand. I am working on “winter” themed books as I know many schudont also holiday specific topics sadly. I do have Road Map Bookmarks for working on specific articulation sounds here on the blog. http://bit.ly/RoadMapsForR,
      http://bit.ly/RoadMapsForSZ

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