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The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction

The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction (Paperback)

By Gurdon, Meghan Cox

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'As soon as I began to read, I was filled with that kind of engrossed blossoming that happens somewhere inside of you when you start a really nourishing book.' - Pandora Sykes A conversation-changing look at the social, familial, neurological, and psychological benefits of readin...g aloud, especially for parents and children. A miraculous alchemy occurs when one person reads to another, transforming the simple stuff of a book, a voice, and a bit of time into complex and powerful fuel for the heart, brain, and imagination. Grounded in the latest neuroscience and behavioural research, and drawing widely from literature, The Enchanted Hour explains the dazzling cognitive and social-emotional benefits that await children who are read to, whatever their class, nationality or family background. 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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ISBN 9780349422961
Released AU 14 Apr 2020
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780349422961
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Imprint Piatkus Books
Released 14 Apr 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Gurdon, Meghan Cox
Category Picture Books / Young Children's books
Literacy
Reading Skills
Children's Literature Studies: General
Social Groups: Children
Child & Developmental Psychology
Advice On Parenting
Child Care & Upbringing: Advice
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 126mm
Height: 196mm
Spine: 28mm
Dewey Code 649.58
Weight 240g
Interest Age 2-6 years
Reading Age 2-6 years
Library of Congress Oral reading - Social aspects, Oral reading - Psychological aspects, Reading - Parent participation, Parent and child
NBS Text Pregnancy & Parenting
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;Children/juvenile

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