WOW! I just received a copy of one of the best books to read to your speech therapy children, Pre-K through early elementary. There are several reasons it meets the criteria for therapy storybook.
A therapy storybook needs to have bright and inviting illustrations. My Morning Sounds by Shawndre Johnson meets that criteria.
What really sets My Morning Sounds off for a speech therapy storybook, though, are the goals that can be achieved through the reading of the book. Some of the many sounds are:
“chuka, chuka” while brushing teeth
“whip, whip, whoop, whoop” while pulling on pants
“shum, shum, shoop, shoop” wiggling toes to get shoes on
There are many more.
Another reason for using this book as a therapy book is to teach routines. Follow the young Kip as he follows his morning routine.
There are other goals that can be elicited from the story. The author provides many suggested language questions to elicit speech and language. In addition, she provides pictures of the targeted vocabulary.
Again, Morning Sounds is excellent for therapy, but it is even better for parents of young children with and without speech and language delay.