Parents of wiggly kids – the proof is here. In this episode with author Dr. Michael Gurian, you’ll hear scientific evidence demonstrates that many kids not only need to move while being read to, they actually retain information better when they are allowed to do so.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • why boys might prefer to read non-fiction, and why we should let them
  • why we don’t need to worry about our kids reading graphic novels
  • how we can help resistant kids fall in love with reading

You’ll love all the research in this episode and how it will help you to know how best to support the children in front of you.

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Episode 82
My Side of the Mountain (Puffin Modern Classics)

My Side of the Mountain (Puffin Modern Classics)

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When Sam leaves his family’s New York City apartment, he travels all the way to the Catskill Mountains where he survives in a hollowed-out tree, and finds independence and freedom.

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The Essential Calvin and Hobbes: a Calvin and Hobbes Treasury

The Essential Calvin and Hobbes: a Calvin and Hobbes Treasury

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Calvin has a best friend -- a stuffed? tiger named Hobbes, and a BIG imagination. Follow the pair’s adventures in these beloved comics.

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Castle

Castle

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The word itself conjures up mystery, romance, intrigue, and grandeur. What could be more perfect for an author/illustrator who has continually stripped away the mystique of architectural structures that have long fascinated modern man? With typical zest and wry sense of humor punctuating his drawing...

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Raising Kids Who Read: What Parents and Teachers Can Do

Raising Kids Who Read: What Parents and Teachers Can Do

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**Description from Amazon: How parents and educators can teach kids to love reading in the digital age Everyone agrees that reading is important, but kids today tend to lose interest in reading before adolescence. In Raising Kids Who Read, bestselling author and psychology professor Daniel T. Willingham explains this phenomen...

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Pyramid

Pyramid

Through concise text and richly detailed black and white illustrations we come to know the philosophy of life and death in ancient Egypt.

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Dover Thrift Editions)

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Dover Thrift Editions)

**Description from Amazon: Referring to Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, H. L. Mencken noted that his discovery of this classic American novel was "the most stupendous event of my whole life"; Ernest Hemingway declared that "all modern American literature stems from this one book," while T. S. Eliot called Huck "one of the per...

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Banner in the Sky

Banner in the Sky

The Citadel stands unconquered as the last great summit of the Alps. Only one man has ever dared to approach the top—Rudi Matt's father. At sixteen, Rudi is determined to pay tribute to the man he never knew, and complete the quest that claimed his father's life...

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Hatchet

Hatchet

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This award-winning contemporary classic is the survival story with which all others are compared—and a page-turning, heart-stopping adventure, recipient of the Newbery Honor.Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is on his way to visit his father when the single-engine plane in which he is flying crashes...

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Garfield Fat Cat Volume 1

Garfield Fat Cat Volume 1

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**Description from Amazon: Witty, urbane, sassy, and downright delightful, here are the first three original books of pure Garfield collected in one packed volume. They tell the story of the feisty feline's birth, adoption, and growth into general wonderfulness---just in case you've forgotten --and remind us why we loved him ...

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Saving Our Sons: A New Path for Raising Healthy and Resilient Boys

Saving Our Sons: A New Path for Raising Healthy and Resilient Boys

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**Description from Amazon: Boys and their communities are challenged today in ways they have not been before. Dr. Michael Gurian has studied and served children and their families for thirty years. His The Wonder of Boys (1996), is credited with sparking the "boys’ movement." In Saving Our Sons, he features the latest resea...

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The Wonder of Boys: What Parents, Mentors and Educators Can Do to Shape Boys into Exceptional Men

The Wonder of Boys: What Parents, Mentors and Educators Can Do to Shape Boys into Exceptional Men

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**Description from Amazon: "THE WONDER OF BOYS is a provocative book that electrifies the debate over how this nation raises sons." — USA Today In this insightful and practical book, Michael Durian describes what boys need to become strong, responsible, sensitive men. Instead of encouraging us to stifle boys' natural prop...

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The Wonder of Girls: Understanding the Hidden Nature of Our Daughters

The Wonder of Girls: Understanding the Hidden Nature of Our Daughters

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**Description from Amazon: A revolutionary approach to raising girls that combines groundbreaking research with practical parenting advice.In The Wonder of Girls, as in its predecessor, The Wonder of Boys, Michael Gurian presents radical and enlightening views of parenting. Using as his springboard up-to-date scientific resea...

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Boys and Girls Learn Differently! A Guide for Teachers and Parents

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! A Guide for Teachers and Parents

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**Description from Amazon: A thoroughly revised edition of the classic resource for understanding gender differences in the classroom In this profoundly significant book, author Michael Durian has revised and updated his groundbreaking book that clearly demonstrated how the distinction in hard-wiring and socialized gender dif...

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What Stories Does My Son Need? A Guide to Books and Movies that Build Character in Boys

What Stories Does My Son Need? A Guide to Books and Movies that Build Character in Boys

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**Description from Amazon: In an annotated list including movies such as High Noon and Glory, and books such as The Giving Tree and To Kill a Mockingbird, therapist and educator Durian highlights the particular ethical lessons two hundred great stories can impart to boys and young men.

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Nurture the Nature: Understanding and Supporting Your Child’s Unique Core Personality

Nurture the Nature: Understanding and Supporting Your Child’s Unique Core Personality

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**Description from Amazon: From Michael Durian, the best-selling author of The Minds of Boys and The Wonder of Girls, comes the next-step book that shows how any parent can tune into a child’s unique core personality, hard wiring, temperament, and genetic predisposition in order to help that child flourish and thrive. Based...

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Stuck in Neutral

Stuck in Neutral

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**Description from Amazon: Shawn McDaniel's life is not what it may seem to anyone looking at him. He is glued to his wheelchair, unable to voluntarily move a muscle—he can't even move his eyes. For all Shawn's father knows, his son may be suffering. Shawn may want a release. And as long as he is unable to communicate his t...

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Jane Eyre (Penguin Classics)

Jane Eyre (Penguin Classics)

Charlotte Brontë's moving masterpiece – the novel that has been "teaching true strength of character for generations" (The Guardian)A novel of intense power and intrigue, Jane Eyre has dazzled generations of readers with its depiction of a woman's quest for freedom. Having grown up an orphan...

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