Mo Willems is one of my favorite authors! He’s so witty, funny, and his books are downright charming. They’re perfect for speech-language therapy!
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– Vocabulary – talk about different types of vehicles, what other vehicles do you think pigeon would want to drive?
– Conversational Skills – Pigeon and Duckling go back and forth.
– Compare/Contrast – You can bring in a variety of cookies and compare/contrast them! Duckling gets a cookie with nuts (later we have to infer that he doesn’t like nuts) and at the end asks for another cookie without nuts! This is a great way to make text-to-self connections and bring the book to life.
One of the reasons I adore this story is that Pigeon gets something that he wants… and he didn’t even have to ask. 🙂
– Why questions
– Problem Solving – Elephant thinks of a ton of problems they may encounter and solves them! For instance, it might be sunny or it might rain! Piggie is pretty easy going and she solves their biggest problem…. if you don’t have a car, play pirate instead!