The Napping House: A Language and Early Literacy Book Companion

Grade Levels
PreK - 2nd, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PDF
40 pages
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This 40-page book companion to The Napping House has several handouts and activities that can be used to expand your students' vocabulary, practice storytelling, answer wh-questions, problem solve and encourage early literacy skills.

Use this book companion if you are a speech therapist or teacher and working with children from preschool to 3rd grade.

The included activities are interactive, fun, and hands-on!

  • Some are print and go
  • Some can easily be used digitally
  • Some involve lamination and prep work but once completed, can be used and re-used

Disclaimer: Please know my product is not affiliated with the author or the publishers of The Napping House. This product was designed to be used as a companion for The Napping House.

Updated 8/2/21: New Wh-Question Worksheets, What's Wrong with the Pictures Worksheets, Vocabulary Home Program - Set Reminders, Vocabulary Word Map and New Cleanly Designed Sheets for pasting the Stacking Storytelling Pieces

This is a great product to use for In-person AND remote/virtual speech therapy sessions.


What’s included?

  • Going on a Picture Walk:
    • Pre-reading questions to stimulate interest and curiosity
    • Pre-reading draw a picture activity

  • Making Connections
    • Ask questions and make comments to activate prior knowledge and to make reading a new book a more personal and meaningful experience. 
    • Making connections worksheet

  • Vocabulary Development
    • Vocabulary sorting mats - Have your child sort the synonyms for sleep, awake, and cozy to become further familiarized with these new vocabulary words.
    • Vocabulary puzzles – Have your child match up the pictures and encourage them to practice reciting the lyrical phrases. All my clients and my daughter LOVED this activity. FYI - The black and white images are more challenging to match up. 
    • NEW 2021!! Vocabulary Word Map - A helpful visual organizer to facilitate vocabulary development
    • NEW 2021! Vocabulary Building at Home – Set daily reminders to use the vocabulary words at home with your children. This sheet is reproducible for distribution to families

  • Wh-Questions
    • 2 sets of 6 different Wh-Questions about the story are posed on this worksheet.
    • Children can answer the questions to demonstrate their understanding of the story.

  • What’s Wrong with this Picture
    • This is a worksheet that shows 6 different pictures with faulty or incorrect information. This activity asks children to explain what is wrong with the picture. Problem solving, observational skills, and language skills can be targeted in a fun way. Available in color and in black and white.

  • Storytelling
    • Stacking Activities – Fun, hands-on activity to promote storytelling skills. 
    • NEW 2021! Two cleanly designed sheets to paste the storytelling stacks
    • Storytelling Map - A story map is a visual support to help children learn important aspects in a story.

Thank you! I hope you enjoy this resource :)

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About the SLP:

Kimberly Scanlon, MA, CCC-SLP is an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist and has earned 4 awards for continuing education (ACE). She is also the author of the best selling book, “My Toddler Talks: Strategies and Activities to Promote Your Child’s Language Development”, the interactive picture book, “Learning to Read is a Ball”, and “My Toddler's First Words: A Step-By-Step Guide to Jump-Start, Track, and Expand Your Toddler's Language”.

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