Capturing the magic of a day at the beach, The Wild Waves Speak, reveals a child's delight in listening to the ocean, building sand castles and playing in the surf. Children will have numerous opportunities to learn the letter "w" and practice its sound as they join in the ocean's repeated whisper, "w w w whoosh." Speech and reading skills are interdependent and children make leaps toward literacy when those skills are taught together; this book does just that in an entertaining fashion. The rhyming text in this story will charm early readers and those working on their "w" sound production. And the illustrations will inspire both parent and child to spend a day together at the beach.
Speech therapists, teachers and parents alike, will find this book a valuable resource in building articulation, phonemic awareness and early reading skills. Children will be entertained as they listen to the poetic text and pour over the illustrations depicting the ocean in all of its moods. The descriptive language and artwork will engage the readers as their vocabulary naturally grows. This book will make an excellent addition to preschools, early elementary schools, public libraries, speech therapist's collections and home libraries.