Do you work with early intervention or with students working on early language skills? This book, Hey, Hey, Let's All Say, is for you!
It was a complete honor to write a review on this book for many reasons:
- The author of this book was my professor in graduate school.
- I bumped into this professor at ASHA 2016!
- This professor taught me how to incorporate books and literature into therapy which clearly is a skills I use each and every day!
- When I told this professor that I am now an SLP blogger, she was extremely impressed. I told her I would be honored to share her book on my blog for my blog readers to learn about! (Note: I am so disappointed I did not get a picture of the two of us together at ASHA!).
- When I saw this book, I was honored to have her read it to me with the sing song manner and I totally felt like I was back in the mindset of graduate school with so much passion and love for the field.
Ok, time to share this adorable book with you! This book was written by Dr. Suzy Lederer, a professor at Adelphi University. She was my professor for my language disorders class. The book was written with language development in mind, can be read in a sing song manner, and helps elicit early language. It was written with an evidence-based approach since using natural signs/gestures to support early vocabulary development has been shown to help children learn new words more quickly.
It goes through the progression of a childhood routine, it incorporates repetition, and it even has gestures/signs in the illustrations!
The illustrations are completely adorable, I love the font choices (LOL), and I love how it truly captures and provides multiple opportunities to teach early words. This book targets words from across a variety of semantic categories: Hi, Bye, More, No, Eat, Baby, Mommy, Up, Done, Uh Oh.
I highly recommend this book if you work with children in early intervention. I also recommend this book for parents with infants! As a mother with a toddler, my daughter would have loved this book when she was an infant. It is a great way to bring language, literacy, song, and movement into a child's life!
Thank you Dr. Lederer for sharing this amazing book and resource with me. It was great bumping into you at ASHA!