How we help children with dyslexia discover the joy of reading

“R had a ball and was buzzing all the way home. It was lovely to see her so excited about books again. School has been hard this year and she had lost her confidence in reading.”

“Thanks for letting B join the group, for the few months we have been in Edinburgh. It is the first time we have seen him interact with others and be enthusiastic about coming to a social activity.”

Our Chatterbooks group for children with dyslexia offer a friendly, supportive and caring environment for children to meet and discover the fun of words.

And as the parents’ comments above show, it works.

Dyslexia Chatterbooks Group at the Central Children's Library

Dyslexia Chatterbooks Group at the Central Children’s Library

We spend some time ‘paired reading’ in small groups, use music, drama, poetry, oral storytelling, games and other activities that engage children with reading. The staff team consists of two experienced library folk and four very committed volunteers.

If you think your child (primary 4 – primary 7) would benefit, email wendy.pearson@edinburgh.gov.uk

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