ENCHANTED HOUR


ENCHANTED HOUR

MEGHAN COX GURDON    Book Number: 87674    Product format: Paperback

Sub-titled 'The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction'. A miraculous alchemy occurs when one person reads to another, transforming the simple writing of a book, a voice and a bit of time into a complex and powerful fuel for the heart, brain and imagination. The book explains dazzling cognitive and social-emotional benefits that await children who are read to, whatever their class or background. It's an irreplaceable gift that builds vocabulary, fosters imagination and kindles a lifelong appreciation of language, stories and pictures. The time we spend reading aloud is like no other time and explorations in brain and behavioural science are beginning to yield thrilling insights into why. In this distracted age, it needs to be recognised that reading aloud is a dazzlingly transformative and even countercultural act. Listening to stories while looking at pictures stimulates children's deep brain networks and is a fast-working antidote to the fractured attention spans of today. A book for everyone who loves books, stories, art and language, young or old, and a gentle and powerful way to revive personal contact. 278pp in softback.
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ISBN 9780349422954
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