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.
Table of Contents
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
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.