speech and language teaching concepts for Flashlight in speech therapy
Frequent Speech Sounds:

/fl/ initial (flashlight)
/sh/ medial (flashlight)
/l/ initial and medial (light and flashlight)
/t/ final (flashlight)



Book Details:
Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary


By Lizi Boyd

Inside the tent it’s cozy, but what is going on outside? Is it dark? Is it scary? Not if you have your trusty flashlight! In this charming story, told solely through images, artist Lizi Boyd offers an enchanting exploration of night, nature, and the nocturnal world. One boy’s camping adventure gets even better when he shines a light into the shadows and finds all sorts of nighttime creatures, fascinating insects, plants, trees, and streams—all brilliantly illuminated in the beam of his flashlight. Both lyrical and humorous, this visual poem—like the flashlight beam itself—reveals there is magic in the darkness. We just have to look for it.

This exploratory wordless and camping book can be used in speech therapy to address woodland vocabulary. It is also great for predicting, noticing illustrations and for targeting /fl/, /sh/, l/ and /t/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Flashlight in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching Concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

illustration study


order of animals the boy sees


rainboot, bats, mice, owl, beaver, vine, fish, fox, apples, deer


How do you think the boy feels about being in the dark?
How do you think the animals feel when the boy approaches?
How does the boy feel when the animals take the flashlight?
How do they feel at the end?


What items will the boy find in the light?
What do you think he hears in the woods?
What season do you think it is?
What will the boy do when the beaver takes his flashlight?
What do you think the animals will learn about the boy?
Where will the animals lead him back to?