Letterbox Club for Virtual Schools (Local Authorities in England)

Why choose the Letterbox Club?

Carer and young girl sharing a book

Tried and trusted by thousands of children  

As one of the flagship programmes at BookTrust, Letterbox Club has, for over 20 years, continued to be enjoyed by thousands of cared for, and Previously Looked After children, along with their carers and families, and their teachers. 

Strengthens family engagement   

Letterbox Club parcels can be delivered to Virtual School Teams, for onward delivery, or delivered directly to where children are living, for them to keep. The parcels encourage and support family time with books, stories and numeracy games to share and enjoy with their trusted adults along with guidance on how to make the most of the resources.  

It gets children reading more...

...In fact, 68% of Letterbox Club children say they have been reading more on their own since receiving their parcels.    

We know through our research that the Letterbox Club has a positive impact on reading habits. With a wide range of fiction, non-fiction, novelty books and accessible maths games, there is something to spark the interest of all children to read more, and build up those essential reading miles that we know have such an impact on reading fluency.   

Develops social and emotional wellbeing  

With resources thoughtfully chosen for children with vulnerabilities, Letterbox Club brings a sense of belonging and excitement to children who may not have experienced books of their own before.   

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