here. In addition to apps, some of my favorite themes are centered around books. Kerry Davis, EdD, CCC-SLP, wrote a wonderful article for the ASHAsphere blog with suggestions for choosing books that build language and literacy. She shares guidelines for selecting books and also gives some examples of titles she uses. Read the entire article here.
- Engaging pictures that aren’t too visually complicated but have a clear character and setting. Targets: Who, what, where, when questions, descriptive language.
-Books with repetitive words and phrases.
Targets: Oral/expressive language and literacy skills through predictable text patterns and repetitive lines.
-Books that aren’t too long, maybe 10-12 pages.
Target: Maximize engagement for short attention spans.
-Books that can allow the adult to target core language concepts, either through text or illustrations.
Target: Syntax, vocabulary.
-Books that enable the adult to expand beyond the text.
Targets: Commenting, labeling how a character feels or what they are thinking.