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.”



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.



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?”


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.