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Lily’s Lost Smile: A Teach to Speech Book by Payal Burnham is
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Lily is always smiling, but one day she begins to cry. Lily’s parents don’t know why, but can you help them find Lily’s smile?
This book helps young readers with their ‘L’ sound. Practice the ‘L’ sound as you look for Lily’s Lost Smile!
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About the Author
Payal Burnham is a registered Speech-Language Pathologist with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She currently lives in Mississauga, Ontario, with her husband and daughter. With the release of Lily’s Lost Smile in the Teach to Speech series, Payal provides children the opportunity to practice their pronunciation of the ‘L’ sound in a fun and engaging way.
Here’s our Book Review
If your kid is working on producing the L sound appropriately, then reading books with the L sound is a great activity to do together. Reading books with your kid’s target sound will help give him many good models of the sound. When you are reading the book to your child, please make sure to emphasize the L sound in all target words. You can remind your child to look at your mouth while saying the sound and point out how your tongue is going up for the sound.
Our latest certified great read, Lily’s Lost Smile written by Payal Burnham is bombarded with the L sound to help improve your child’s articulation skills. The story follows little Lily who loves to smile, laugh and giggle all the time but suddenly Lily’s smile is lost. It has turned into a loud yell and cry. Her parents try to calm Lilly down by offering her favorite toys and making her hear the sweet lullaby but to no avail. After a long night of wailing and weeping, Lilly finally settles and drifts off to sleep. This story has a simple rhyme scheme, using natural language that children will enjoy. The large, boldly colored pictures have a grand and sweeping quality, extending out to the edges of the pages. Lily’s facial expressions capture her fear and alarm wonderfully.
This was a fun, read out loud, sweetly illustrated book, with lots of things to talk about along the way and encourages kids to practice their pronunciation of the ‘L’ sound in a fun and engaging way. Definitely recommended.
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