Title: Biscuit’s Valentine’s Day
Author: Book: Alyssa Satin Capucilli , eBook: Zuuka, Inc
Description: It’s Valentine’s Day and Biscuit and his friend spread the love…
- “w” and “f” sounds
- animal sounds
- early sequencing
- turn-taking in conversation
- OT goal: figure-ground perception
- OT goal: craft project to go along
- “wondering” vs “knowing”
Why I like this story: It’s Biscuit! Need I say more
Ideas for use:
- for minimally-verbal children, encourage them to attempt a “doggie sound” when Biscuit “woofs”
- lots of opportunities for “w” and “f” production and simple sound-sequencing (e.g., “doggie”, “meow”, “knock knock”)
- for more sound play, have Biscuit deliver valentines to a farm full of animals.
- OT: prior to reading the story, have kids make one of the adorable valentine crafts found on our Pinterest Board,
- then act out the story pretending to deliver the Valentine using simple play house and people.
- talk about conversational turn-taking. With a girl figurine and a dog, act out the turn-taking. The little girl speaks, then the dog barks and so on.
- Use a visual to denote whose turn it is so kids get the rhythm (e.g. pass a bean bag back and forth)
- OT: the eBook has bones hidden on every page, encourage kids to find them and touch them. There will be a tally at the end. Great for keeping kids focused without being distracting.
- Enjoy this adorable story, and then discover more Biscuit books…
Submitted by Karen S Head M.S. CCC-SLP
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