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Three Fun Books: Mr. Cookie Baker, Truck Driver Tom & Firefighter Frank (ideas for therapy & AAC)

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I love Monica Wellington’s books! Excited that her publisher sent me these three books to add to my OMazing Kids library. Lots of fun possibilities for targeting goals in speech therapy:

* Firefighter Frank board book (smaller size and sturdy pages make board books especially easy to incorporate side-by-side with AAC; lots of great opportunities for verbs: work, wash, visit, sit, cook, eat, slide, jump, climb, go, run, spray, rescue, sleep; adjectives: clean, fast, tall, hungry, tired; prepositions: at, in, out, down, up, off; and additional core vocabulary for AAC users: is, ready, when)

https://www.amazon.com/Firefighter-Frank-Board-Monica-Wellington/dp/0525423737

* Mr. Cookie Baker (lots of great opportunities for verbs: make, count, measure, mix, roll, cut, bake, decorate, come, show, sell, close; adjectives: early, delicious, colored, hungry, proud, crowded; and additional core vocabulary for AAC users: get, make, for, out, with, in)

https://www.amazon.com/Mr-Cookie-Baker-Monica-Wellington/dp/0525477632

* Truck Driver Tom (lots of great opportunities for verbs: drive, look, haul, work, honk, stretch, fill, cross, arrive, deliver, order, eat, meet, sleep; adjectives: big, fresh, fast, slow, bumpy, busy, crowded, hungry, tired; prepositions: off, on, in, down, over, through, around, up; and additional core vocabulary for AAC users: to, for, done)

https://www.amazon.com/Truck-Driver-Tom-Monica-Wellington/dp/0525478310

Of course I also love to expand themes using toys & apps. Here are some faves to go with these themes:

Firefighters:

Imaginext Fire Truck Playset by Fisher Price

Free printable kids yoga cards: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Firefighter-Yoga-2781763

Free printables & craft ideas: https://www.kidssoup.com/activity/firefighter-and-fire-safety-activities-lessons-and-crafts

Brave Fireman HD: Educational Puzzle Game for Kids by iAppsTeam
https://appsto.re/us/xbM5U.i

Tiny Firefighters: Police & Firefighters for Kids by wonderkind GmbH
https://appsto.re/us/Jb8QL.i

Jobi’s Fire Station by Yellephant Co., Ltd.
https://appsto.re/us/8Yhd4.i

Fire Truck by Good Glue
https://appsto.re/us/3I6tD.i

Do Your Part, Be Fire Smart by Positive Promotions
https://appsto.re/us/GQIKdb.i

Kids Vehicles: Emergency – Police, Fire & Rescue by Yaycom s.c.
https://appsto.re/us/ZOVTdb.i

Cookies / Baking:

Melissa & Doug Slice and Bake Cookie Set:
https://www.amazon.com/Melissa-Doug-Slice-Bake-Cookie/dp/B00146K0I6?th=1

Free printables: http://www.1plus1plus1equals1.net/2015/01/mr-cookie-baker-kindergarten-literature-unit/

Cookie Doodle by Shoe the Goose
https://appsto.re/us/wxhzu.i

Shiny Bakery by Shiny Things
https://appsto.re/us/thd6Q.i

Easy-Bake Treats! by Hasbro, Inc.
https://appsto.re/us/shBLB.i

My Little Cook: I bake delicious cakes by Kids’ Mania
https://appsto.re/us/T7LG0.i

Max & Ruby Bunny Bake Off by CUPCAKE DIGITAL INC
https://appsto.re/us/D-Qy2.i

Happy Bakery Funny Game by BieMore Co., Ltd.
https://appsto.re/us/NGDedb.i

Trucks:

Green Toys Dump Truck: https://www.amazon.com/Green-Toys-Dump-Truck-5512757/dp/B001Q3KU9Q

Super Nano Trucks by Bughouse
https://appsto.re/us/r4HH4.i

Big City Vehicles – Cars and Trucks for Kids by The Melody Book
https://appsto.re/us/8DtE7.i

Kids Vehicles: City Trucks & Buses HD for the iPad by Yaycom s.c.
https://appsto.re/us/ERZBC.i

ToyBrush 3D – Cars, Planes, Trucks and More by Croco Studio
https://appsto.re/us/Glgx5.i

I Like Trucks Picture Book for Kids by Innovative Investments Limited
https://appsto.re/us/4H65z.i

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Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist & Kids Yoga Teacher
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Angela Moorad is the founder of OMazing Kids, LLC and is an ASHA certified & licensed pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist and Kids Yoga Teacher with 27 years experience working in a variety of settings (early intervention, schools, teletherapy & a nonprofit pediatric rehab hospital for children with developmental disabilities). She is an app beta tester for educational & therapeutic app developers and loves sharing info about great apps, products, books & toys to use with kids of all abilities.

{OMazing Kids Book Review, kids yoga ideas & free coloring sheet} “My Leaf Book” by Monica Wellington

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 Yippee! You all know what a huge fan I am of Monica Wellington’s books so I was thrilled to get a copy of her new release “My Leaf Book”. Autumn is my favorite season. Cooler weather, apples, pumpkins & the gorgeous colors of the changing leaves. “Apple Farmer Annie” welcomes Leaf Girl in “My Leaf Book” as a fabulous new addition to my OMazing Kids collection of  favorite fall books

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Here are a few pics of interior pages to give you a feel for the book. I love that even the end sheets are illustrated & that kid-friendly leaf facts and ideas for leaf craft projects are included!

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Opportunities for kids yoga: tree, leaf, gate, upward facing dog, basket, bird, squirrel (toe-ga with brown pom poms), gyan mudra looking glasses, book, forward fold (to pick leaves off ground), standing star, blowing wind breath with small leaves, palming (for leaf rubbing), weeping willow (crescent moon), forest of trees group pose, heart mudra, heart affirmations, heart guided relaxation, etc.. Would be fun to add leaf rubbing, leaf stamping & other leaf-themed crafts. In addition to those listed in the book, there are lots of cool leaf craft ideas on this post!

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About the book: With her trademark bold, graphic style Monica Wellington has created a picture book about autumn, trees, and leaves.  When the seasons change, a young girl visits the arboretum to collect fallen leaves and make a book with them. Brilliant illustrations show each variety of tree the girl encounters, from the common oak to the lesser known gingko.  Spreads silhouetting leaves up-close help young children learn to identify them. Like the girl in the book, young readers will be eager to make their very own leaf books.

  • Age Range: 3 – 5 years
  • Lexile Measure: 0360
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Dial Books (September 1, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0803741413
  • ISBN-13: 978-0803741416
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 0.3 x 11.3 inches

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Available on Amazon & other book resellers.

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Free printable coloring sheet from the author

My Leaf Book by Monica Wellington - click pic to open 1-page PDF

 

 

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Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, IAYT, RCYP-2

Speech-Language Pathologist

Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities

Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2

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