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

Gurdon, Meghan Cox (author.).
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  • 17 of 25 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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2 current holds with 25 total copies.

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Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch 372.45 GUR ENC (Text) 34207002214436 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Benton Co PL - Fowler 372.45 GUR (Text) 34044000970705 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Bloomfield Eastern Greene Co PL - Eastern Branch 372.45 GUR (Text) 36804000277254 NONFIC Available -
Colfax-Perry Twp PL 372.45 GUR (Text) 74121000094549 Adult Non - Fiction 1st Floor Available -
Danville-Center Twp PL - Danville 372.45 Gur (Text) 32604000205751 DCTPLD AD New Non-Fiction Available -
Fayette Co PL - Connersville 372.452 GUR (Text) 39230031935065 Adult New Books Available -
Fulton Co PL - Aubbee Library (Leiters Ford) 372.452 GUR (Text) 33187004485187 Nonfiction Available -
Fulton Co PL - Fulton Library 372.452 GUR (Text) 33187004485195 Nonfiction Available -
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library 372.452 GUR (Text) 33187004485179 Nonfiction Reshelving -
Greenwood PL - Greenwood 372.452 GUR (Text) 36626104007372 2nd Floor New Adult Available -
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  • ISBN: 0062562819
  • ISBN: 9780062562814
  • Physical Description: xix, 278 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-250) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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 -- There is no present like time.
Summary, etc.:
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."
Language Note:
Text in English.
Subject: Oral reading.
Oral reading > Social aspects.
Oral reading > Psychological aspects.
Children > Books and reading.
Reading > Parent participation.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / General.
PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / Child.

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