1st Edition

Speech Bubbles 1 (Picture Books and Guide) Supporting Speech Sound Development in Children

    308 Pages 320 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    Speech Bubbles 1 is the first set in an exciting new series of picture books designed to be used by Speech Language Therapists/Pathologists, parents/caregivers, and teachers with children who have delayed or disordered speech sound development, children receiving speech therapy, or by those wanting to provide sound awareness activities for their children.

    The set includes eleven picture books that each target a different speech sound within the story. The set is also accompanied by a user guide with notes for professionals and caregivers alike. Eleven different speech sounds have been chosen that are early developing sounds, or sounds commonly targeted in speech language therapy: /t/, /d/, /m/, /n/, /p/, /b/, /k/, /g/, /f/, /s/ and /s/ blends. With titles such as Who Bit My Tail?, Crocodiles Can’t Climb Trees and Ben the Bubble Bear, the stories are light and engaging, with colourful and fun pictures on every page to keep the child interested.

    Perfect not just for therapy, but also for encouraging early sound awareness and development, Speech Bubbles 1 will create the perfect relaxed learning and practice environment for children beginning their journey into phonological awareness, speech sounds and their positions in words.


    Pack Contents

    User Guide

    Don’t Feed the Dog

    Who Bit My Tail?

    Ben the Bubble Bear

    Polly’s Pink Paint

    Gus the Gulping Goat

    Crocodiles Can’t Climb Trees

    Where’s Mummy Mouse?

    A Bunny Called Noodle

    Muffin the Fish

    Sally’s Sandcastles

    Steven the Snail



    User Guide Contents



    For Speech Language Therapists/Pathologists

    For Parents/Caregivers and Teachers

    Notes for individual Books

    Don’t Feed the Dog - /g/ sound

    Who Bit My Tail? - /t/ sound

    Ben the Bubble Bear - /b/ sound

    Polly’s Pink Paint /p/ sound

    Gus the Gulping Goat - /g/ sound

    Crocodiles Can’t Climb Trees - /k/ sound

    Where’s Mummy Mouse? - /m/ sound

    A Bunny Called Noodle - /n/ sound

    Muffin the Fish - /f/ sound

    Sally’s Sandcastles - /s/ sound

    Steven the Snail - /s/ blends


    Melissa Palmer is a Speech Language Therapist. She has worked for the Ministry of Education, Special Education in New Zealand from 2008-2013, with children aged primarily between 2 - 8 years of age. She also completed a diploma in children’s writing in 2009 studying under author Janice Marriott, through the New Zealand Institute. Melissa has a passion for articulation and phonology, as well as writing and art, and has combined these two loves to create Speech Bubbles.