Every parent knows that scheduling conflicts happen! Trying to fit in hobbies, assignments, and appointments is tough. With so many distractions, it can be a challenge to squeak in any time to hone valuable literacy skills. Yet, LightSail has easy ways to help you buy out valuable time to get your kids engaged.
Families – no matter their size – can use LightSail to offer unique and creative opportunities to bolster literacy skills. Here a few ways you can add this platform into your family right now:
1. Setting reading goals
Whether they are struggling readers or not, many kids have a hard time getting motivated to pick up a book and start reading. However, LightSail’s innovative “reading goal” can incentivize that process as kids meet timed reading goals that you set for them. These goals can be set daily, weekly, or monthly, based on how much time you want your child to read. LightSail records the time read and logs it for you, allowing you to focus on other matters, while still being certain that your child is comprehending their reading materials and turning pages.
2. Chat about it
Parents who like to stay involved with their child’s reading experiences will love the chat feature that LightSail has to offer. This unique feature allows parents to check-in and ask questions or send a link to additional resources – perhaps a video that explains a major historical event or gives further detail on a scientific discovery. Having this additional form of communication streamlines the time spent in reading and discussing materials.
The chat feature opens up a channel of communication that many children and teens will also find useful to communicate their concerns and questions. Parents will also find the feature to be beneficial in making sure their children are focused on reading and making the best use of their time.
3. Safe student-led learning
LightSail offers a safe environment to allow your kids to leisurely explore a vast amount of educational resources. Any time spent on LightSail will not be time wasted!
Based on your standards or parenting style, LightSail will allow you to block or allow certain genres, specific books, faith-based items, or material that you deem inappropriate for your household. You no longer have to take the time to preview each and every piece that your child reads! LightSail’s filters will save you time and do the work for you.
If your child wants to read a book that is blocked, they can ask for your permission on the site. You may then review that item and quickly approve or deny the material with one click.
4. Independent or guided study
LightSail also makes it easy to create assignments based on the latest book or article read, including writing assignments, memory work, or oral reports. Whether you want to use LightSail’s premade questions or assignments, or create your own, your child will stay engaged in safe educational material. You may also direct your child to premade Unit Studies, where they will find resources to explore on a variety of topics. You can then allow your child to explore that topic freely and even send them additional resources to consider.
There are endless ways to use LightSail to enrich your child’s reading and learning experience. These features not only save time, but enhance your child’s literacy experience, making reading and writing enjoyable and interactive. LightSail not only saves time but allows you to personalize and enrich each child’s learning experience in a way that no other literacy site can offer!
Posted on 9.Sep.21 in Reading at Home Tips