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The Resource The enchanted hour : the miraculous power of reading aloud in the age of distraction, Meghan Cox Gurdon

The enchanted hour : the miraculous power of reading aloud in the age of distraction, Meghan Cox Gurdon

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The enchanted hour : the miraculous power of reading aloud in the age of distraction
Title
The enchanted hour
Title remainder
the miraculous power of reading aloud in the age of distraction
Statement of responsibility
Meghan Cox Gurdon
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Examines how reading aloud makes adults and children smarter, happier, healthier, more successful, and more closely attached, even as technology pulls in the other direction
  • "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 behavioral research, and drawing widely from literature, The Enchanted Hour explains the dazzling cognitive and social-emotional benefits that await children, whatever their class, nationality or family background. But it's not just about bedtime stories for little kids: Reading aloud consoles, uplifts and invigorates at every age, deepening the intellectual lives and emotional well-being of teenagers and adults, too. 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."--Amazon.com
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gurdon, Meghan Cox
Dewey number
649.58
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Oral reading
  • Oral reading
  • Oral reading
  • Children
  • Reading
  • Reading
  • Children
  • Oral reading
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Activities
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / General
  • Oral reading
  • Oral reading.
  • Oral reading.
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / Child
  • Reading
  • Children
Target audience
adult
Label
The enchanted hour : the miraculous power of reading aloud in the age of distraction, Meghan Cox Gurdon
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-250) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • There is no present like time
  • What reading to children does to their brains
  • Where it all began : once upon a time in the ancient world
  • Reading together strengthens the bonds of love
  • Turbocharging child development with picture books
  • The rich rewards of a vast vocabulary
  • The power of paying attention - and flying free
  • Reading aloud furnishes the mind
  • From the nursery to the nursing home : why reading aloud never gets old
Control code
on1031917956
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 278 pages
Isbn
9780062562814
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The enchanted hour : the miraculous power of reading aloud in the age of distraction, Meghan Cox Gurdon
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-250) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • There is no present like time
  • What reading to children does to their brains
  • Where it all began : once upon a time in the ancient world
  • Reading together strengthens the bonds of love
  • Turbocharging child development with picture books
  • The rich rewards of a vast vocabulary
  • The power of paying attention - and flying free
  • Reading aloud furnishes the mind
  • From the nursery to the nursing home : why reading aloud never gets old
Control code
on1031917956
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 278 pages
Isbn
9780062562814
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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