Benefits for Parents

Through Doorstep Library home visits, parents gain support and encouragement to take an active role in their children’s education.

Parents can benefit from:

  • Improved confidence
  • Better child-parent relationships
  • Improved access to community services
  • Reduced stress.

‘In an August 2018 survey across nine Doorstep Library projects, answering through a scale of 1 (not at all) to 5 (very much), we received the following responses from 92 parents.

Have Doorstep Library visits increased your child’s enjoyment of books and reading?

96% of parents responded with a 4 or 5 out of 5

Have Doorstep Library improved your child’s reading ability?

84% of parents responded with a 4 or 5 out of 5

Have Doorstep Library visits encouraged you to read with your child more often?

91% of parents responded with a 4 or 5 out of 5

Do you know more about local services and activities since receiving Doorstep Library visits?

79% of parents responded with a 4 or 5 out of 5
Give a gift that lasts a lifetime

Reading for enjoyment has more of an impact on a child’s future success than any other factor, including their family’s economic status.

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