Reading for pleasure is more important to children's cognitive development than their parents' level of education and is a more powerful factor in life achievement than socio-economic background. Chatterbooks reading clubs help children build a lifelong reading habit. Because everything changes when we read.
Chatterbooks are models of children's reading groups designed by the reading agency. The reading agency estimate that almost 9,000 children belong to Chatterbooks groups, which are run in libraries and schools to generate discussion and encourage children to enjoy reading. The groups are run by librarians, teachers, teaching assistants, or volunteers - anyone with a passion for reading. Chatterbooks is a flexible model that can be used with children from 4 up to 12, for all different abilities and in targeted or mixed groups.
The Chatterbooks sessions are aimed to inspire children and young people to read different types of books. The sessions also help the children to develop the confidence to talk in a group and share their enthusiasm for the book they have read with their peers.
Taken from the Reading Agency website.
Chatterbooks collections can be borrowed from LRE.
What do they contain?
Learning Resources for Education (LRE) can provide Chatterbooks collections suitable for primary and secondary. They are aimed at children with a lower reading ability.
They are made up of:
- 25 books
- a contents list
- activity pack
How long can I borrow them for?
You can borrow a Chatterbook collection for a 6 week period.
How much does it cost?
Each collection costs £25 for a 6-week term loan.
There is also a delivery or collection fee per visit to schools of £10.
The average value of a collection is £200 so borrowing them is highly cost effective.
How do I borrow a Chatterbook collection?
Contact Learning Resources for Education to add Chatterbook collections to your subscription or to arrange a one off loan. You can also arrange to visit the showroom to see the full range of resources available.