This lovely excerpt from Maryanne Wolf’s book, Reader Come Home, The Reading Brain in a Digital World, HarperCollins, 2018, brought home to me how lucky I am to have grown up in a pre-digital world where books were my friends and companions throughout my childhood.
Click here to read the excerpt: WHAT DOES IMMERSING YOURSELF IN A BOOK DO TO YOUR BRAIN?
In my view, every parent could benefit from reading Maryanne Wolf’s plea to preserve the gifts that come from reading books. Her descriptions of the profound effects of reading ring true, and her ability to put those effects into words is very moving.
~ Betty Edwards