Happy Wild About Books Wednesday! Each Wednesday, I talk about a variety of ways to use a specific book in therapy and invite other bloggers to stop by and share their ideas! If you’re a blogger, please consider linking up with a new or recent post! Just link up with the picture at the bottom of this post. Today I’m talking about a school favorite – Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr.!
I adore this book! I even own the CD (I feel so old school for saying that!). It’s the perfect book to use with preschool and kindergarten students. It promotes alphabet knowledge, phonological awareness, and fun! There are so many ways to use this book in your speech room:
1) Alphabet Knowledge – As speech-language pathologists, we play a critical role in literacy. It’s so important for our little students to gain alphabet awareness. The primary illustrations in this book are letters! It’s perfect for talking about letters and their shapes.
2) Rhyming – This book is so much fun for addressing rhyming! You can even whip out the iPad and youtube songs that go along with this book. Children love singing and it’s the perfect way to work on rhyme discrimination.
3) Inferencing – It’s never too early to start working on inferencing! When all the letters get to the top of the coconut tree even the youngest students can infer that the tree is going to tilt over (when provided with a little scaffolding!). Also, at the end students can infer that the letters are going to race up the coconut tree again!
5) Prepositions – Discuss the locations of all the letters! Letters are over, next to, under, beside, etc the coconut tree! I also created a cute little freebie to compliment this book that addresses prepositions. Students cut out the letters and glue them around the coconut tree according to the preposition given.