Speech Development & Practice Is Hard - These Books Make It Fun!

Books for toddlers, 3 year olds, and 4 year olds.

The perfect children's books for daycare centers, pre-school classrooms, kindergarten classes, and even better...home!

These books make a perfect gift for the little ones this holiday season.

Speech Learning - In a Picture Book

Speech develops through a mixture of repetition, imitation, and practice. Two key elements for learning speech are hearing how the different pieces of speech sound, and watching how those individual sounds are made.

Normal speech development varies from child to child, but the research is clear: reading to and with children helps build language comprehension and strengthen verbal expression. The purpose and goal of Phonological and Articulation Children's Books (P.A.C.B.) is to promote early language learning skills, and to provide targeted speech sound practice for children as they develop. These books are also excellent for including extra practice for children in speech therapy, or with delayed speech.

These days, when kids are in day care centers and schools, they are kept safe through masks covering their teacher's, caregiver's, and peer's mouths. While here at P.A.C.B. we believe in the importance of mask wearing, it does have a high likelihood of impacting speech development. Many kids spend their day in an environment that decreases the clarity of the sounds they can hear, and eliminates their ability to see speech production.

Each book provides over 200 opportunities for kids to see, hear, and practice the sounds specified in the subtitles. We're working hard to keep creating new books, along with fun home activities, for each sound set.

Please check out the "Resources by Sound" tab. This section provides specific sound resources that support fun activities, instructional sounds videos, song lyrics (based on P.A.C.B. stories) that pair with nursery rhyme melodies, and additional tips to guide parents as they help their children with sound learning. This section will be updated frequently with new activities and resources.

Our sound resource tabs also provide the typical age of mastery for the sounds. Mastery essentially means that the average person can understand your child when they make that sound (e.g., for "m" "Mom" "Maybe" and "Mine" would be understandable).

Thanks for joining us here - we love to hear all about how our books and resources are being enjoyed. Please tag us in Social Media (Instagram: @p.a.c.b.speech) posts, or send a fun story or photo to casskimslp@pacbspeech.org. It really makes the hard work worth it!