Peterborough families invited to join Hungry Little Minds family day

On Wednesday (March 31) at 10am the National Literacy Trust in partnership with Peterborough Reads will be going live via Zoom to host its second Hungry Little Minds digital family day.

Monday, 29th March 2021, 1:11 pm
The National Literacy Trust in partnership with Peterborough Reads will be going live via Zoom to host its second Hungry Little Minds digital family day
The National Literacy Trust in partnership with Peterborough Reads will be going live via Zoom to host its second Hungry Little Minds digital family day

The digital family day will be introduced and headed by children’s author Smriti Halls whose popular book Rain before Rainbows will be used as a recurring theme throughout the day.

The session will be live until 1pm and is primarily aimed at parents, carers and early years’ settings with children aged 0-5. However, the invite is extended to all families who are welcome to dip in and out of the activities.

All activities will be based on the themes of chat, play, read and singing and are designed for parents and carers to be able to follow along in the comfort of their homes.

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In Peterborough Lisa Clissett from the National Literacy Trust will be joining in the fun with a rhyming bag, using lots of different rhyming words to describe what is hidden in the bag.

Together with Lisa in Peterborough, a further eight areas across the country will be joining in the session.

The digital family day is forming part of the Hungry Little Minds campaign which is funded by the Department for Education and supported by the National Literacy Trust. The campaign provides families of children under five with lots of simple and fun activities to easily slot into their daily routines while building their child’s speech and language skills at home.

Ella Burns, senior project Mmanager at the National Literacy Trust, said: “We are excited to return for our second Digital Family Day following the great success of our last event. Our theme is ‘Rain before Rainbows’ and we’ll be exploring the theme through story reading, sing-a-longs, science experiments, art and more. Please come and join for a fun and interactive morning.”

Lisa, who is events and volunteering officer at the National Literacy Trust, said: “This digital family day is so exciting - we cannot wait to be able to bring families together from across the country in this unique way.

“I can’t wait to join in with all of the different activities and see the joy on the children’s faces.”

A full schedule will be available on the National Literacy Trust’s Facebook page, but for now all families, carers and early years’ settings who would like to join the session are asked to email Charlie Harding at: [email protected] .

For more information on the Hungry Little Minds campaign delivered by Peterborough Reads, visit https://literacytrust.org.uk/communities/peterborough/.