Free Language Bookmarks For Valentine's Day

Celebrating Valentine's Day is fun in speech therapy. It gives us a GREAT opportunity to target those social language concepts. As always picture books are a part of nearly EVERY therapy session I have. I'm sharing some of my favorites for Valentine's Day. You can download the free language bookmarks to print and have handy as you use them too!
There are MANY great books for Valentine's Day. I use The Day It Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond, Love Monster by Rachel Bright, Love Is by Diane Adams, Amelia Belelia's First Valentine by Herman Parrish (hello, figurative language) and Happy Valentine's Day, Mouse by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond (perfect for story recall and sequencing).
I've chosen 4 of my favorites that I use to target specific speech and language goals. I hope you can get some ideas from them too!
Hedgehugs by Steve Wilson and Lucy Tapper- I absolutely LOVE hedgehogs - the illustrations in this board book are precious. A delightful look at friendship and perseverance.
Language goals I use it for:
-growth mindset
-story recall
-grammar: adjectives!
-sequencing
-compare/contrast
-vocabulary

Somebody Loves You Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli- This book offers numerous social language opportunities and imbedded messages. Even the coloring throughout the book is available for discussion. Muted hues during "sad" parts that become brighter illustrations during times he is "happy."
Language goals I use it for:
-inference
-story recall
-vocabulary
* You can also watch it being read on StoryLine Online 

Roses Are Pink Your Feet Really Stink by Diane DeGroat- You can probably read in the title how I use this book - social language! An EXCELLENT book for discussing things we think about vs. what is appropriate to say or write to someone.
Language goals I use it for:
-story recall
-social language
-extension activity: writing

Love, Splat by Rob Scotton- The beloved Splat The Cat does not disappoint in this Valentine book. A great way to celebrate having courage when you are nervous and knowing that there is someone to love and accept you for who you are. I love this book for bullying issues and for trying to "out do" others.
Language goals I use it for:
-plot
-inference
-character compare/contrast
-story recall
-social/emotional

I'd love for you to pin the image above to share with other SLPs! 
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