Book: Super Sam!
- /s/ production(word, phrase, simple sentence level)
- early narrative (retelling)
- reading body language
Why I like this book: This book is short, simple and loved by kids. Many kids can relate to the sibling dynamic as well, which often opens the door for more language.
Ideas for use:
- Given the repetative nature of the story, have kiddos “read” the story to you with accurate /s/ production. Have them repeat after you to get started and then “read” on their own
- Have them retell the story using their temporal markers of first, then, next, etc. Encourage them to use their own words, and use the pictures to help them along
- A great story to “act out.” Find a blankie and have them “be” Sam. What does he do first, then next, etc. Use a stuffed animal as the younger brother, or another child if available!
- Act out and point out the body language. How does the character feel? Why? How can you tell?
- A great book for discussion (if appropriate) of how they try to make their sibling (or other family member) happy. What do they do to make them laugh?
Submitted by: Meghan G. Graham M.S. CCC-SLP
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