A READING FORT:How cool is that!

February 2, 2016

When I was in grade 3 we had a cool reading fort.   I am sure the teacher had gotten a new fridge and thought, “What can I do with this box?”  From the era that never threw anything out she brought it in to the classroom and let us draw and paint and we made it into a house with a floor of pillows.  Each day a child was chosen to have reading time in the fort.  It must have been amazing because 30 years later I still remember how cool it was!


 Creating a memorable reading experience is not only important for young readers but can be a lot of fun on a rainy day!  Pop up tents, beach tents, large boxes, hula hoops, pillows, blankets, sheets, tablecloths, clothes pins, Christmas lights or even outdoor lights can create the best materials for a reading fort. 

Don’t forget lighting is important for a reading fort.  So make sure you have a safe light that doesn’t get to hot like a computer lamp or lamp with a shade to give a soft glow for reading.  


In the classroom, or out you can create a fun space for kids to hang out and read.  A Bro Cave or an ivory tower the options are endless.  It is only limited by imagination and of course supplies.  This is a perfect way to have quality time with your kids and watch them plan and problem solve while engineering the project.


So this weekend start planning your child’s reading fort. 



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SUSAN AGUILO      |      Canadian Children's Author      |      Toronto, ON      |      Canada      |     susan@abedtimeadventure.com