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The enchanted hour the miraculous power of reading aloud in the age of distraction gurdon meghan cox on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the enchanted hour the miraculous power of reading aloud in the age of distraction. Subtitled the miraculous power of reading aloud in the age of distraction this is a book and a subject which is dear to my heart i have worked in education all my life i am a voracious reader a reading mentor and like the author have spent many happy hours reading to my children. The enchanted hour the miraculous power of reading aloud in the age of distraction hardcover jan 15 2019 by meghan cox gurdon author 48 out of 5 stars 47 ratings see all formats and editions hide other formats and editions amazon price new from used from kindle edition . 7 reading aloud furnishes the mind 145 8 from the nursery to the nursing home why reading aloud never gets old 177 9 there is no present like the time 195 afterword 217 acknowledgments 219 notes 223 read aloud books mentioned in the enchanted hour 251 more suggested stories for reading aloud 255 index 263. A wall street journal writers conversation changing look at 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