The Winter Mini Challenge is a free online reading challenge that tackles the holiday reading ‘dip’, encouraging children to keep up good reading habits or discover the joy of reading. It’s a bitesize version of this year’s Ready, Steady, Read! Summer Reading Challenge.
Children need to read at least three books of their choice to unlock a limited-edition virtual badge and a special Winter Mini Challenge certificate. Children with a Children’s University Passport to Learning can collect three credits on completion of their challenge. To claim their credits, they will need to take their certificate along to their nearest Sheffield Library and present it to the staff.
To take part in The Winter Mini Challenge children will
need to create an online profile with help from their parents or carers at
wintermini.org.uk. They will then be
able to log the books that they read and claim their virtual rewards. There are
also lots of fun activities available on the website.