The Mitten Story Companion

Reading is one of the BEST ways to develop strong speech, language, social, and cognitive skills. To know how to best do that takes years of school and years of practice.

Therefore, this Mitten Story Companion is designed to help guide on how to read with your students and children and support speech and language growth at the same time! Enjoy!

Theory Behind The Materials

As always, I like to review the theory behind the materials created at Speech Therapy Talk Services, LLC.

The goal of this activity and all of our materials is to keep speech and language therapy activities functional, natural, and meaningful. Reading is one of the tasks that checks all the boxes. The additional bonus is that most children already love to read so it never feels like work.

The Mitten Story Companion is designed to help support a child's speech and language development WHILE reading and while discussing the book.

This companion targets:

  • Articulation
  • Vocabulary
  • Narrative Structure
  • Following Directions
  • Answering WH Questions

For example, the sentence strips or WH cue cards can be printed and cut out and used to help children answer WH questions while reading the story (i.e., a child who doesn't have the expressive language abilities to answer a question can point to a picture to answer the question and participate in a group).

The story retell guide can help a child sequence events, practice narrative structure, target correct articulation (if applicable), reinforce new vocabulary, and more!

What's Included In the Mitten Story Companion

  • Who Cards
  • Where Cards
  • What Doing Card
  • Vocabulary Learning Template
  • Categorization Template
  • Reading Comprehension Questions
  • Sequencing
  • Story Retell Template (with visuals)
  • Following Direction Activity
  • Main Idea/Review of Story Worksheetton
  • Antonyms
  • Sentence Strips
  • Customizable Sentence Strips
  • Feelings Cue Cards
  • Articulation Practice

If you need the book....

If you don't own The Mitten, should! It is one of my favorites.

Also, it is kind of necessary to own this book if you want to use this mitten story companion to its fullest. You can find it on Amazon by clicking the link below. Only $6!

Where to Buy

You can buy this story companion HERE! For only $5 it is all yours. 

Of course, if you are a member, it is part of your membership. Just login and print it off. 

If you are not a member, you can click below and it is also yours! It will be delivered to your inbox immediately. Enjoy and happy learning!

Free Materials Just For you!

If you are interested in some FREE story retell handouts and WHO cue cards for the Mitten, just answer a few questions for me and they are all yours!

The Mitten Story Companion (Free Sample)

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Consider The Membership Program

Since these story companions are:

  • so popular,
  • easy to use for both parents and professionals,
  • beneficial for children,
  • versatile, and
  • adaptable

I create ONE story book companion PER MONTH for the membership portion of this site. Therefore, if you join Speech Therapy Talk Services, LLC, you will have one NEW story book companion per month plus all the old story companions plus the other hundreds of pages of materials, games, and guides.

Since story companions are $5 each and our membership is only $5.99, joining pretty much pays for itself.

Not only will you have access to story companions, you will have access to:

  • Articulation guides (Spanish and English)
  • Articulation cards
  • Functional language games
  • Parent handouts (Spanish and English)
  • Documentation templates
  • Quick print therapy materials for grammar, vocabulary, story retell, following directions, and more!
  • RTI materials (screenings, handouts, classroom strategies)
  • Motivational tools
  • Visuals schedules
  • and more!

So...for only $1 extra dollar, you will have access to all of this PLUS one new monthly story companion. 

If you want to try it, sign up here.

Bridget is an ASHA certified, practicing speech-language pathologist. She is passionate about providing parents with information on child speech and language development as well as provide functional, easy activities to do at home! Parents have the power to make a real difference. Follow Bridget at Facebook and Pinterest for more fun!

Author of  child language development eBook series