Welcome to Doorstep to Digital - Peterborough!
On this page you’ll find ideas and activities linked to the book packs that have been sent out to families through our community partners. If you don’t have a book pack, don’t worry – you can still get involved!
Keep an eye on this page as we invite you to virtual events and share activities that you can do at home to inspire your children to get reading.
Click the cc button on the video above to watch with subtitles or you can download the video transcript here.
*Please note that there are 8 (and not 12) vouchers available to win.
Once you have received your pack, you will need to register (it's free!) to give us permission to get in touch with you, send you activities and invite you join us in groups and at events!
You might like to join our WhatsApp groups where we’ll chat and share ideas on how to support our kid’s reading at home.
You can also join us on Zoom get-togethers where we’ll invite star guests to chat to us and answer your questions.
Group chats, activities and video sessions will be organised by age group of children (nursery, primary and secondary) and will be friendly and informal.
Register your pack to give us your permission to send you information about fun activities and support. You’ll also be entered into a prize draw to WIN one of eight £25 vouchers for Amazon or a supermarket.*
To register, please see the letter in your pack. Use your phone to scan the QR code on the letter or text us on 07874 637433 . We will then send you a short survey about your pack.
Dates for your diary
Get-togethers on Zoom
- Welcome (all ages): Tuesday 16 February (11am - 11.45am)
- Early years / starting to read (ages 0 - 5): Wednesday 17 February (1pm - 1:45pm)
- Secondary school session (ages 12 - 16): Thursday 25 February, (6pm - 6:45pm)
- Primary school session (ages 6 - 11): Monday 1 March (2pm - 2:45pm)
- World Book Day session (all ages): Thursday 4 March (1pm - 1:45pm)
- Early years session (ages 0-5): Thursday 11 March (10:30am - 11:15am)
- Parent support group (all ages): Friday 12 March (1pm - 1:45pm)
To attend our Zoom sessions please register using the info above. You'll then be sent invites to Zoom sessions to fit your child's age group.
New dates will keep being added so do keep checking back here!
Using your pack
In your packs you will have been given some books for you to share with your child, some ideas to help get your children excited about reading, and some activities you can do together to extend the stories at home.
More tips to get your kids reading!
Read yourself! Show a good example by letting your children see you reading.
Make time to read together. Set aside a time for reading for the family – after school or before bedtime. Just 10 minutes a day really does make a difference. Encourage independent reading but don’t be afraid to still tell a bedtime story.
Encourage your child to join in. Invite them to describe the pictures and guess what will happen next, or read some of the text, perhaps alternating pages with you. Keep in touch with school.
Be positive. Praise your child for trying hard at their reading. Let them know it’s alright to make mistakes.
Don’t just read books. Find reading materials that are linked to your child’s interests. It could be newspapers, TV guides, comics, websites and magazines.
For further tips, development milestones, downloadable resources from popular children’s books and input from bestselling authors, visit wordsforlife.org.uk.
Peterborough Reads is proud to be working the National Lottery Community Fund which is funding this programme.
*Terms and conditions apply. The prize draw closes 11.59 on 28th February 2021. There are 8 x £25 vouchers for Amazon or a chosen supermarket of the winner’s choice to be given away. The winners will be chosen at random following receipt of completed survey and permission to contact. The prizes are only available for families who have received the Peterborough Reads: Doorstep to Digital book packs and are UK residents aged 18+. The winners will be contacted by phone, email or WhatsApp. We reserve the right to cancel this competition.
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