At my library this week, I stumbled across a super great book for our animal migration unit. To be honest, I hate the animals in winter unit because it’s usually pretty boring after a week a hibernating bears! So I’m excited to say, I’ve found a great book for migration! It made me want to share my three favorite books about animals in the winter. Affiliate links included below.
These three are my favorite for preschool this time of year.
Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner
A boy and his dad take a trip through the woods and come across animals in different burrows during the winter. Each page highlights animals over and under the snow.
Speech Targets: S Blends
Language Targets: Positional Concepts
Book Type: Picture Book
Themes: winter, animal adaptations
Over and Under the Snow is included in my AAC winter adapted books if you have core word users!
Do Frogs Drink Hot Chocolate? by Kaner
This book asks what different animals do in the winter. Do turtles jump to stay warm? No, they go into their shells!
Speech Targets: n/a
Language Targets: Yes/No questions, CORE No/Do
Book Type: Picture Book with Nonfiction info
Themes: Animal Adaptations, Winter
Mingo the Flamingo by Pete Oswald and Justin K. Thompson
Mingo the Flamingo is a super cute book with a story about a flamingo with a little trouble migrating with his family. Mingo the Flamingo encounters a storm and lands in a snowy barn. His new barn friends help him remember who he is and how to get home.
Speech Targets: Multisyllable Words, F, NG
Language Targets: Sequencing, inferencing
Book Type: Picture Book
Themes: Animal Migration, Winter
I’ve created a Mingo the Flamingo book companion that makes using this book is therapy super easy.
Download the book companion in my store.
If you’re working with older students, you can pair it with this hilarious Facebook Page from a family who has a traveling Mingo of their own! Great for inferencing and story telling!
I’d love to hear your favorite books on this topic! Leave a comment below.
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