The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction
A Wall Street Journal writer’s conversation-changing look at how reading aloud makes adults and children smarter, happier, healthier, more successful and more closely attached, even as technology pulls in the other direction.
Meghan Cox Gurdon argues that this ancient practice is a fast-working antidote to the fractured attention spans, atomized families and unfulfilling ephemera of the tech era, helping to replenish what our devices are leaching away. For everyone, reading aloud engages the mind in complex narratives; for children, it’s an irreplaceable gift that builds vocabulary, fosters imagination, and kindles a lifelong appreciation of language, stories and pictures.
Bringing together the latest scientific research, practical tips, and reading recommendations, The Enchanted Hour will both charm and galvanize, inspiring readers to share this invaluable, life-altering tradition with the people they love most.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - thornton37814 - LibraryThing
This book champions reading aloud to children and teens. The author cites research as she makes her arguments for its benefits. She briefly touches on benefits for the adult reading (or listening ... Read full review
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The magic of reading aloud benefits everybody, young and old, according to Wall Street Journal book critic and mother of five Gurdon, who advocates for this simple activity using research results ... Read full review
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Meghan Cox Gurdon
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