Stories in the Plaza

IMG_7743Friday afternoons, Roxana and Silvia from BiblioWorks share stories with children in Sucre’s central square (Plaza 25 de mayo). Many of these children work in the plaza shining shoes and selling various small items.

Last Friday, a special reader, also named Silvia, shared a story called Un poco más about three dragons. Silvia is from Korea but volunteers with an organisation in Paraguay called Books for Paraguay that is part of Books International.

In the story, the largest dragon found an apple and didn’t share with his friends. This did not go over well but he learned his lesson. In addition to the book, Silvia used stuffed dragons to act out the story. After the story, the children were invited to colour a picture of a dragon either modelled after one in the story or using their imagination.

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Over the course of the story and the activity, we were joined by more children and many adults stopped to watch as well. An attendance form has been created for each child and they are asked to record the name of the book and their opinion of it each time they participate in a session.

One of the children also brought a book of stories in both Spanish and Quechua to share with the others.

It was a lovely time spent sharing a love of books and stories.

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If you are interested in finding out more about BiblioWorks, please feel free to contact volunteer@biblioworks.org. We are always on the lookout for enthusiastic and book-loving volunteers to work with us and our communities: find out about the current roles that we have here.

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