Sound Sprouts

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Because sounds lead to words

and words lead to sentences.

I'm L. Caroline Terpstra

Hi there! I am a speech-language pathologist who has been working in the profession for over twenty-five years. Throughout my practice, I found myself often reaching for books when introducing new concepts, particularly with the younger children. But, I always felt it would be fantastic, if the books would have a predetermined set of goals with fun story lines. No brainer books! My love of books and literacy prompted the idea of writing a book series. It gave me the opportunity to pack into them early learning skills that are essential in a child's development of speech sounds, language, and literacy.

Children's
Author

Engaging
Storylines

Playful
Illustrations

Child-Based
Themes

Rhyming
Words

Speech
Therapist

Sound
Development

Listening
Comprehension

Facilitate
Vocabulary

Reading
Comprehension

Phonemic
Awareness

Sound
Sprouts

Welcome to Dede's Pet Shop

Discover a world of family fun and adventure at Dede's Pet Shop! Each Sound Sprouts book features a set of sounds that are found in different positions of words. In Dede's Pet Shop you will find the /T/ and /D/ sounds are the focus throughout, as Tommy, Daisy, and Dad embark on an exciting quest to find their perfect pet. With colorful illustrations, rhymes, and delightful characters, this charming children’s book brings the magic of language and joy of reading to life.

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Comming Soon

We’re excited to give you a sneak peek into our second book of the series: "Papa's Pool Rules!" The sweet relationship between Papa and his granddaughters is on full display as you read this endearing story. "Papa's Pool Rules!" continues with our dedication to facilitate the development of speech sounds with the focus on P/B, as well as oral language, and reading skills.