Meghan Cox Gurdon

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The Enchanted Hour by Meghan Cox Gurdon
"I went into this expecting a lighter read about the love of books and instead found a deep scholarly work examining several topics connected to reading aloud. It spans brain development, bonding, and even looks at some studies of parents who were..." Read more of this review »
The Enchanted Hour by Meghan Cox Gurdon
"I know I am not impartial on the topic of reading aloud and it's benefits. I have a book club where we read out loud for an hour once a month. It's important that we all understand the numerous benefits of reading aloud. It benefits the reader and..." Read more of this review »
The Enchanted Hour by Meghan Cox Gurdon
"Gurdon promotes literacy and reading. I'm all for that. And reading out loud -- even to myself -- is the bomb. A very straightforward and approachable read.

I appreciated her LACK of "let's eliminate all technology because it's evil" attitude and h..." Read more of this review »
The Enchanted Hour by Meghan Cox Gurdon
"I very much enjoyed learning about the science and benefits of reading aloud. The author was enthusiastic and backed up her claims with studies and anecdotes. It got me excited to read aloud (and a bit sad that I don't have a child that I can read..." Read more of this review »
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" I hear you. I guess we do what we can. Thankfully, there are a lot of loving, dedicated people-- and you sound like one of them -- who are working eve ...more "
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“Here is a reader, a book, a listener. The sound of the voice exists for a moment and then it vanishes. Like birdsong, it’s gone—it is over. Yet it leaves traces of its passage in the imagination and memory of those who listen. There is incredible power in this fugitive exchange.”
Meghan Cox Gurdon, The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction

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