No David Books



David Goes to School is another favorite of mine…..remember that when reading a story with your little one….do not worry so much about reading the words in the book…..rather do a picture walk.  A picture walk means that you are going to look at the pictures in the book and describe what you see.  So if your little one is having attending issues…and does not sit for “story time“….I find the No David books to be so visually stimulating….even the little ones that struggle to sit and attend are able to listen to the No David books.  If your child does present with attending issues…the No David books are a good starting point to encourage attention to a task or to a short story.  You can do a picture walk with your little one and then read the short story….have fun they should really enjoy! 

During therapy I like to start off the No David books just by looking at the pages and watching the little one’s reaction as she looks at the very silly pictures.  Next I go through the story again….and this time I describe what I see with simple describing words.  And for the third time I would read the words in the book.

Remember if you are working on picture description the No David books are incredibly visually stimulating….there really is so much to describe…..use your language (self talk) to describe what you see in the book….and you can begin to ask simple questions about David.  But remember to ask questions about the story after you and your little one have had an opportunity to do a picture walk and then read the story.

I hope this post was helpful!


About Kim

My name is Kim Marino and I have been practicing as a licensed speech and language pathologist since 1993. I work on Long Island providing diagnostic evaluations and services to children from birth to age 21. My experience is vast and am proud to say that I work with children that may present with articulation and phonological concerns, oral motor feeding concerns, Down Syndrome feeding, cognitive rehabilitation, auditory processing delays, receptive language delays, cleft palate feeding and sound development and expressive language delays. Most importantly, I am the mother of four amazing children and am happily married to my childhood sweetheart. I feel blessed to have my four children and so lucky to share this journey in life with my husband. I always had it somewhere in my head that I wanted to develop a blog or a website of some sort so that I could provide families with an additional that parents could help their little ones become a better communicator. And as I was developing this blog....I realized that I also needed to share the stories about my life and my children....and the funny things along the way that help to keep me smiling. Whether you are a working mother or not...finding balance between home, children and life can be a challenge....I hope that my blog helps to bring a smile to your face..and also some tools to help you help your little or big one. I hope you enjoy! Kim
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