Wednesday, December 6, 2017

15 Great Christmas Books for Speech & Language

Hi, Friends!

Can you actually believe I blogged?!?! I'm back from a super-long blogging hiatus!  Between working a full-time SLP job, running my TpT and Etsy Stores, being a full-time mommy to a toddler, a wife to my hubby, being pregnant with our little boy, and having both of our sisters and two sets of friends get married, 2017 has been a whirlwind of crazy. Sometimes you just need to step back and focus on priorities, which is what I did. I didn't expect to be away for so long, but now we've managed to get through having our new baby (see pics below!) and 3 of the 4 major weddings (the last one is next weekend!), and I'm happy to be back! I have a super long list of plans and ideas for 2018, and I hope you'll hop back on board after my break to see what 2018 brings....I promise to be around more! (And quick tip....even if I'm not on the blog, I post daily on my Instagram, so you can see quick snapshots of my daily speech and home life there too--- @whitneyslp)

If you know me, you know I live for themes in therapy. They keep me organized, they are chock full of vocabulary, and most importantly, they are super fun and engaging for the kiddos! 

You guys already know how much I love books, and my Christmas book collection just keeps growing (both at school AND home!). Here's my list of my top 15 favorite books to use during Christmas! I linked to any corresponding book companions I have as well!

1. Turkey Claus, by Wendi Silvano

2. Moosletoe, by Margie Palatini
3. Llama Llama, Holiday Drama, by Anna Dewdney
4. Bear Stays Up, by Karma Wilson & Jane Chapman

5. The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg
6. How The Grinch Stole Christmas, by Dr. Seuss
7. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, by Barbara Robinson
8. The Not Very Merry Pout-Pout Fish, by Deborah Diesen
9. Gingerbread Baby, by Wendy Pfeffer

10. How to Catch An Elf, by Adam Wallace
11. There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell, by Lucille Colandro
12. The Sweet Smells of Christmas, by Patricia Scarry 
13. Snowmen At Christmas, by Caralyn Buehner
14. How Santa Got His Job, by Stephen Krensky
15. How Santa Lost His Job, by Stephen Krensky

Bonus: (Not specifically Christmas, but Winter)

Just a Snowman, by Mercer Mayer

Do you use any of these in therapy? Are there any great ones I missed? I'd love to hear your suggestions!