Party Animals! A Wild Collection of Speech Sound Poems
Party Animals! A Wild Collection of Speech Sound Poemsis first and foremost fun to read! This read-aloud book of playfully illustrated poems features an energetic array of animals, each seizing the day with an adventure. Inspired by the author's experience as a Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist, Party Animals! A Wild Collection of Speech Sound Poems is a collection of 21 alliterative animal adventure poems. The poems are designed to highlight each speech sound through a LOT of repetition – the best way to learn! For children, Party Animals! A Wild Collection of Speech Sound Poems offers captivating characters, a multitude of settings, and a variety of mini-narratives. The animal characters were carefully chosen to be interesting enough for older children, but with words that are easy enough to be encouraging for children with emerging speech skills and/or speech sound production difficulties. The back of the book equips everyday readers with information about speech sounds, such as:
- How the sounds are made
- What ages we might expect kids to say specific sounds
- Ideas to reinforce speech sounds
- How to use the book to support language and literacy development
The book aims to make some Speech-Language Pathologist knowledge accessible to parents, grandparents, teachers, early childhood educators, daycare and nursery staff, librarians . . . whoever is reading to the kids we love!