It’s time for the very FIRST Book Review here at Sublime Speech! And, I’ve had the privilege of starting off with a bang with Easy-To-Say First Words: A Focus on Final Consonants! This simple, yet incredibly useful, book was sent to me from the author, Cara Tambellini Danielson who is an SLP! (I’m a little biased towards those amazing SLPs!)
This book was developed to help children acquire first words and articulate final consonants. It has unique and engaging illustrations that capture children’s attention. The target words in this book are easy-to-say because they are one-syllable words that contain early-developing consonants. Since the words in this book are common first words, this book can be read with any child who is learning to talk. There are three categories of final consonants included in the book: words that end with /p/, /t/, and /k/.
I love that there is a parent guide explaining how to help children with his/her speech and language skills included. This is easy to understand and can be used by parents … or SLPs!
I actually have used this with my K-5 students with severe Autism including a student who is currently nonverbal but working on those early sounds that are targeted in the book. We utilize the great drawings to expand on each illustration.
As you can see… it’s a very engaging book and my kiddos LOVED the illustrations and the predictable format of the book. This is perfect for EI/Early Childhood and students with severe Autism/other diagnoses who are minimally or nonverbal.
Overall, this is such a great little book! It is currently available from Amazon for $10.39.
Cara has offered to do an amazing giveaway for THREE copies of the book! Enter below and good luck!