Children's Audio Books
Is your child listening to audio books? Why not? I
hope to convince you of the wonderful benefits of audio books
for children with the following article:
5 Reasons for Parents to Love Children's Audio
Quick pop quiz! How can you accomplish the following things
with the push of a button:
- Help your kids improve their reading skills?
- Grow their vocabulary?
- Help them sit quietly (willingly!)?
- Entertain them too?
Easy- Play audiobooks!
That's right Mom and Dad, listening to books on tape provide
all these benefits and more for your child.
Did you know that for a significant part of their childhood,
your kids' intelluctual capacity will be greater than their
reading ability? That means that they can
understand material when it is read aloud to them that
they would not be able to read. Interesting isn't
My kids love audiobooks and I love that they love them. As a
homeschooling Mom of 4 kids, I do a lot of reading aloud. Many
days I read until my voice nearly gives out. Audiobooks give my
voice a little break.
You can play books on tape when you're in the car running
errands. Naptime and bedtime are also favorite times to listen
to a story. (And if your kids are like mine, you wear out long
before they do so books on tape are a lifesaver for helping
them nod off after you've done the bedtime story!)
Listening to audio books strengthens your child's ability to
listen, a skill very crucial for their academic achievement.
Audio books also let your child hear fluent reading with a bit
of flair... a lot of them are read by the author or
If your child is struggling with
reading, audio books associate reading with pleasure...so
important if your child is to develop a lifelong love of
Audio books help your child learn to visualize a
story by using their imagination instead of the pictures
(in contrast, watching television trains the brain to be
lazy and rely on images).
Why not get your child on the fast track to reading success
with the push of the play button too? To get you started, here
are some of my kids' favorite titles:
Also check out these fun audio books froom Learning Horizons
called Know-It-Alls. My 8 year son loves these. Here are some
of his favorites:
Have fun listening to audio books with your child!