Repetitive books have many benefits. They encourage participation from all students or clients. They are perfect for individual sessions and group sessions. They have a pattern, so they are easier for children to pick up on and thus participate more. I ask my clients to repeat those lines with me. I will model the line a couple of times, say "Say it with me," a few times, and then just pause the next couple of times to see if one or more of them will fill in the gap.
I also use repetitive books with my clients who use AAC devices. This allows them to participate as well. I do similar things as I mentioned above. This helps encourage vocabulary, language development, and allows them to explore various folders on their devices.
For articulation sessions, I choose books that have repetitive words or phrases that contain my clients' sounds. For example, if I have a child working on CH, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is perfect.
Here are my top ten repetitive books for use in therapy (in no particular order):
1. Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle
2. We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury
4. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by
5. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
6. Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow
7. Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell
8. Are You My Mother? by. P. D. Eastman
9. Polar Bear, Polar Bear by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle
10. Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins
What are your favorite repetitive books to use in therapy?