“Do you like my hat? I do not like that hat.”
The Child Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA) states that the “predictability, use of carrier phrases, frequent practice of a target sound (s), and familiar inflection of repetitive books may help to target some of the characteristics often associated with child apraxia of speech” (a motor speech disorder). Reading repetitive books with children increases participation, decreases frustration, and provides speech sound production practice, boosting a child’s self-esteem.
“Hello again. And now do you like my hat?” “I do. What a hat! I like it! I like that party hat!” —
Go, Dog. Go! By P.D. Eastman
Check out the titles below to see if any of your childhood favorites are listed.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? By Bill Martin Jr.
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Bill Martin Jr.
Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr.
Are You My Mother? By PD Eastman
Green Eggs & Ham by PD Eastman
Go, Dog, Go! By PD Eastman
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Have You Seen My Cat by Eric Carle
The Big Book of Exclamations! By Teri Kaminski Peterson
Good Night Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
If You Give A Mouse A Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff
If You Give A Pig A Pancake by Laura Joffe Numeroff
If You Take A Mouse To The Movies by Laura Joffe Numeroff
If You Give A Pig A Party by Laura Joffe Numeroff
If You Give A Cat A Cupcake by Laura Joffe Numeroff
If You Give A Dog A Donut by Laura Joffe Numeroff
The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, And The Big Hungry Bear by Audrey and Don Wood
Moo Baa La La La by Sandra Boynton
The Going-To-Bed Book by Sandra Boynton
Dear Zoo: A Lift The Flap Book by Rod Campbell
Hi, Pizza Man by Virginia Walter
No, David by David Shannon
We’re Going On A Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper
Five Little Monkey’s Jumping On The Bed by Eileen Christelow
Go Away Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid Of Anything by Linda Williams
I know An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly by Simms Taback
I know An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Pie by Alison Jackson
I Went Walking by Sue Williams
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
The Napping House by Audrey Wood
Caps For Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
Sheep In A Shop by Nancy E. Shaw
Sheep In A Jeep by Nancy E. Shaw
The Little Red Hen by Paul Galdone
© Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America, Apraxia-KIDS.org . Used with permission.