The Sound We Found

Written by Rhian Hoccom, Lisa Farquhar & Hélène Somerville
Illustrated by Abi de Montfort

For ages 0 to 6

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This book is best for:
  • copying sounds
  • speech sounds - /f/
  • speech sounds - /p/
  • speech sounds - /sh/
  • speech sounds - /t/


Up up up for a sound play day, hop hop hop, I’m on my way. I look at mum, she makes a sound… let’s listen to the sound she found! Follow Baby Bear through his day and listen to mum make sounds on their own and in words. The sounds we are listening for in this book include: /p/, /t/, /f/, and /sh/.

The Sound We Found is the first in a planned series of picture books designed to encourage early sound and rhyme play in children. It is written by Specialist Speech and Language Therapists in the UK who are passionate about encouraging communication in children. This book enables children to hear and see how sounds are made without any pressure to repeat them. The book also uses Baby Bear’s daily routine to show how adults can incorporate sound play into almost any activity throughout the day. While all children can enjoy this engaging and interactive book, it is particularly beneficial for those with delayed speech sound development.

See the list below for further speech and language targets in The Sound We Found.

Book Details

  • family
  • daily routines

Speech and Language Targets

Speech Sounds:
  • /f/ - fast, found, flitter, flutter, woof
  • /p/ up, hop, drip, drop, pip, pop, play
  • /sh/ - she, push, whoosh
  • /t/ - tiptoe, Ted, turn, tweet, at
  • action verbs (hop, look, make, move, zoom, play, hide, push, turn)
  • subjective pronouns (I, she)
  • present progressive tense (makes)
  • irregular past tense verbs (found)
  • labelling
Print Awareness:
  • visible sounds
  • letters in isolation
  • typesetting changes
Rhyme & Sound Awareness:
  • copying sounds
  • rhyme
Book Info

Published by Burton Mayers in 2020 (ISBN: 9781916212640)

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