A busy first year for our Dyslexia Chatterbooks group

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Dyslexia Chatterbooks has been running for its first academic year and as you can see from our photos we’ve had lots of fun!

The group meets on the last Tuesday of each month, from 6.00 -7.30pm in the Central Childrens’ Library, and any child aged 8-10 years, with some form of dyslexia, is most welcome.

We are definitely not a tutor-led or learning support group, but rather we offer an opportunity for exploring words and reading informally, through games, story telling, drama, laughter and lots more.

This year has included a visit from local story teller and author Lari Don, (‘I loved when she read to us!’ commented Rachael, ‘I liked the fairground story because some of it was true and we had to guess which bit was not true!’ responded Cloe and ‘My favourite bit was the riddle of the sphinx and the ghost train story.’ said Ross.)

Some of us met popular sports personality Kenny Logan, also dyslexic, at Drum Brae Library and were thoroughly enchanted by his wit and personal story of dyslexia.

We have read books about animals and then dressed up in fancy dress to tell our own stories, and have had time each week to share what we have enjoyed about reading in very  small groups, with friendly adult support. We will be taking a break during summer holidays in July and starting up again at the end of August. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact wendy.pearson@edinburgh.gov.uk

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