Meet Max and Jake, two adorable Staffordshire Terriers who go on all sorts of adventures. Children and their parents (and teachers) are invited to come along with Max and Jake around the neighborhood and around the globe. Join the “boys” to not only discover interesting places, but to build language, vocabulary and thinking skills.
While disguised as playful adventure books for kids, the Max and Jake book series is an engaging teaching and language development tool. Developed by Myra Allen, M.S., a Speech Language Pathologist and Special Education Teacher, each book in the Max and Jake series provides the opportunity for vocabulary expansion and language expression through questions posed by the dogs.
How Max and Jake Teach Language Skills
While the dogs themselves love to bark, they really have much more to say. Each book in the Max and Jake series uses a question format that provides adults with the opportunity to prompt children with questions and engage them in discussions while reading to them. This approach helps young children build and reinforce the basic language skills that contribute to successful reading. The language lessons embedded in the stories target the preschool through early elementary age group as well as older children who are language delayed. Upper elementary age children are excited to read the tales by themselves. Parents can facilitate their child’s learning knowing that the journeys of Max and Jake are both educational and highly entertaining.
The boys are excited to help children improve their language skills! There’s lots to see, and even more to learn!