Flashlight Fun

Let’s Build a Fort!

Why is this important?

Research has shown that teaching an idea motivates children to better understand, recall, and apply their own learning more effectively, known as “the protégé effect.”

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Beginner 

Read using a flashlight inside of a blanket fort.

Tip: With your hand on theirs, help your child point to words as you read them.

 

Intermediate

While reading together in a blanket fort, ask questions about the sounds of the letters.

Tip: “Which letter makes the “b” sound in “bird?” or, “Which two letters make the “ch” sound in “lunch?”

Experienced 

Inside a blanket fort, have your child teach a family member, pet, or favourite toy how to read. 

Tip: Make sure your child is reading left to right, top to bottom, and putting letters together to make sounds.