Kim Jocelyn Dickson (author of The Invisible Toolbox) sits with The Art and Science of Joy to speak on reading.
In episode 9 of the Joy Superpowers podcast, I’m talking with Kim Jocelyn Dickson about the Joy Superpower of reading. Kim is a literature teacher with over 30 years of experience in the classroom. Her love for reading has inspired her to write several articles in pyschology, literature and women’s issues. She’s also the author of “The Invisible Toolbox: The Power of Reading to Your Child from Birth to Adolescence”. During the episode, we discuss topics such as: – The relationship between tehcnology and reading – Ways in which reading can enhance your life satisfaction – The importance of reading to your children To learn more about our conversation and to have some extra reading on the Joy Superpower of Reading, check out our blog https://theartandscienceofjoy.com/blog/ (here).
For more information about the work Kim is doing, please visit https://theinvisibletoolbox.org/
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The Power of Reading to Your Child from Birth to Adolescence
Longtime elementary school teacher Kim Jocelyn Dickson believes every child begins kindergarten with a lunchbox in one hand and an “invisible toolbox” in the other. In The Invisible Toolbox, Kim shares with parents the single most important thing they can do to foster their child’s future learning potential and nurture the parent-child bond that is the foundation for a child’s motivation to learn. She is convinced that the simple act of reading aloud has a far-reaching impact that few of us fully understand and that our recent, nearly universal saturation in technology has further clouded its importance.