Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever

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Harcourt, 2008 - Family & Relationships - 192 pages
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A new and revised edition! Bestselling children's author and internationally respected literacy expert Mem Fox reveals the incredible emotional and intellectual impact reading aloud to children has on their ability to learn to read.
          With passion and humor, Fox speaks of when, where, and why to read aloud and demonstrates how to read aloud to best effect and how to get the most out of a read-aloud session. She discusses the three secrets of reading, offers guidance on defining and choosing good books, and addresses the challenges that can arise. And this new edition boasts twenty pages of fresh material, including two new chapters on boy readers and phonics, a foreword, and a list of "Twenty Books that Children Love."
          Filled with practical advice, activities, and inspiring true read-aloud miracles, this book is a favorite of educators and parents and a must-have for anyone interested in how children learn to read.

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Review: Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever

User Review  - Suzanne Moore - Goodreads

This a great book that provides strategies for reading to children! Research proves that reading to your children daily makes it easier for them to learn to read themselves once they start ... Read full review

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User Review  - Meredith - Goodreads

This is an excellent book for understanding the importance of reading aloud to your children. She has great advice and methods for how to make it a part of your daily routine and how to actually read ... Read full review

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MEM FOX is the author of many popular books for children and adults, including Time for Bed, Sleepy Bears, Possum Magic, and Radical Reflections: Passionate Opinions on Teaching, Learning, and Living. A former professor of literacy education, she lives in Adelaide, South Australia.
 JUDY HORACEK is a well-known Australian cartoonist and writer. In addition to writing and illustrating her own books, she creates cartoons that appear regularly in national magazines. She lives in Dickson, Australia.

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