Tom Palmer: motivating young people to be confident readers

Our Dyslexia Chatterbooks groups are looking forward to Tom Palmer’s visit on 4th September.

Tom is the author of the Football Academy and Football Detective series.

His latest book, Over the Line, is a novel based on a real footballer’s experience in the First World War.

Tom is really enthusiastic about motivating younger people to become confident readers.

So are we. One way we do this is through our Dyslexia Chatterbooks Groups.

Dyslexia Chatterbooks offer an opportunity for exploring words and reading informally, through games, story telling, drama, laughter and lots more for children primary 4 -7.

And it works. In the words of one recent member:

’When I first came two years ago, I was a very shy wee girl…but now I feel I am a lot more confident… I am going to miss you all so much…’

chatterbooks group

We run four groups across the city at Central, Gilmerton, Moredun and Sighthill Libraries.

To find out more email wendy.pearson@edinburgh.gov.uk 

And if you’d like to come along to the Tom Palmer event reserve your place here.

 

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