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Not just for children: how reading aloud can be an act of seduction

By Kiera Vaclavik, Professor of Children's Literature & Childhood Culture, Queen Mary University of London
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Reading aloud is an activity that we associate with with the cosy comfort of children’s bedtime stories. Certainly, children’s classics from The Gruffalo to the Alice books are produced knowing that when they come to be read, the chances are that an older person will be reading them aloud to a younger one.

The extensive benefits of reading aloud to children are well documented. Researchers…


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