Fairy Tales in Speech Therapy!
I've always loved reading classic fairy tales with my students. Not
only are they great for their narrative structure, but they also play a
big role in our
Well, I really lucked out, because look what our
librarian's daughter painted on the wall right outside my office!
As I walk to my room with my younger students we admire the mural
together and work on many of their goals! I ask questions like, "WHO
went to the three bears' house?"; "WHERE are they going?"; "Which is the
BIGGEST bowl?"; "WHO has the
SMALLEST bowl?"; "Show me the MEDIUM bowl," and so on. We also do some
letter identification here:
And then we move on to Little Red Riding Hood. I ask the students, "WHERE is she
going?" and "WHO was in Grandma's bed?"
It's amazing how many of my students haven't read or heard these
stories, or simply don't remember them. This week we are remedying that by reading The Three Bears. There's also a wordless version available that allows kids to "retell" the story when
we're done without feeling like they have to "read" (I LOVE
wordless stories). We also work on
making up sentences and using correct vocabulary words. Some of my students
enjoyed listening to the story, which they can do here. You can find some related activities and basic sequencing and picture cards here, here and here. The third link provides tips for encouraging children to act out the story, which is a great idea!
What are your favorite fairy tales to read with kids? How do you
extend the activities?