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How to Raise a Reader with Pamela Paul of The New York Times

May 26, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

How to Raise a Reader with Pamela Paul of The New York Times

In conversation with Diana Divecha
Program will air Tuesday May 26th, 7:00 PM PST

In a world where so much is competing for a child’s attention, how do you raise a reader? Becoming a reader, at any stage of a child’s development, has huge cognitive, emotional, and social benefits that last a lifetime. But which books to choose? How to help your child turn to books over TV and games, much less carve out time to dive headlong into a book? There’s no one better than New York Times Book Review editor Pamela Paul to show us how instilling a lifelong love of reading in your child can be easy, fun, and rewarding.

Based on a New York Times article that went viral with its insightful advice, How to Raise a Reader, co-authored with New York Times Book Review children’s books editor Maria Russo, is more relevant than ever now that schools are closed, kids are sheltering in place, and parents are casting about for learning and bonding opportunities that are constructive, comforting, and simple. In a lively conversation with developmental psychologist Diana Divecha of the Yale Child Study Center, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, and Greater Good Science Center, Paul will show us how to give kids of all ages one of the greatest and most joyful gifts.

Recommended Reading

Pamela Paul and Maria Russo, How to Raise a Reader

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May 26, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
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Bay Area Book Festival
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