Welcome back to Wild About Books Wednesday! If you’re new to my blog, each Wednesday I discuss a new book and share ways that it can be used to enhance speech/language. Literacy is perhaps one of my greatest passions in life. It led me into the field of elementary education and then ultimately speech-language pathology. I just adore books! If you’re a fellow blogger, please consider linking up with your own book ideas. Just use the picture at the bottom to link back to this post.
Today, I want to talk about one of the cutest books I ever did see! 🙂 Izzy the Ice Cream Fairy by Tim Bugbird.
Graphics: Krista Wallden
There is nothing that says summer quite like an ice cream cone.. except maybe cute little fairies that sell ice cream cones on the beach! This book is about a little fairy and her friends who sell their ice cream by the sea. They have a magical well that supplies their ice cream and one day it runs dry! It is a precious story! The illustrations are everything! Check them out:
There are so many ways to use this book to enhance speech and language!
1) Articulation – you can work on /s/ and /z/. There are an abundance of words that contain these phonemes, which makes this book perfect for auditory bombardment, practicing speech sounds at the reading level, or building sound awareness.
2) Problem/Solution – This book is perfect for targeting problem/solution. It’s very clear cut and easy to follow! Problem: The well runs dry. Solution: Hop on the fairynet and google places that have ice cream. haha!
3) Problem Solving – discuss other ways that Izzy and her friends can solve their problem.
4) Quantitative Concepts: These little fairies are the cutest entrepreneurs, this can spark a great discussion! You can talk about how much ice cream costs or how many scoops are on each ice cream cone. You can discuss more/less, many/a few, etc.
5) Role-playing: How fun would it be to set up an ice cream stand and engage in pretend play? What an awesome way to build language!
How would you use this book? I think it’s the perfect compliment to any ice cream or summer theme!
Looking for more ice cream themed ideas? Check out my recent post “Scoops of Speech” by clicking HERE.
Thank you for visiting my blog! Have wonderful Wild About Books Wednesday!