Thursday, February 21, 2008

Audio Books for Kids

Children love ipods and mp3 players. Instead of filling their ears with junk, buy audio books and your child will be entertained and filled with a love of learning at the same time. Check out this article by Toni Grundstrom


Parents everywhere can attest to the fact that small, enclosed spaces for long periods of time do not always work with children. They get bored watching out the window of your vehicle and want something to occupy the time. What is a great solution and can help keep your sanity while driving? Listen to children audio books available in many genres and for all ages.

The fabulous aspect of children audio books is the fact that everyone can be entertained. Audio books are very common for business travelers because it offers more diversity than just switching on the radio. Children audio books are no different. Audio books for children are available from many of their favorite authors.

Audio books are created when an actor, actress or someone paid to read, reads from the book. Some offer embellished accents for certain lines and conversations. A common misconception is that the listener will become lost in the monotonous drone of children audio books and not pay attention to the actual story. The abilities of the reader are far more advanced than fourth grade reading groups where one child read aloud as others followed along with the book.

It is increasingly common for most popular children's books to become children audio books. Parenting groups recommend reading to a child from an early age. Children audio books accomplish this when the space or time frame does not allow for reading aloud, especially while driving.

Audiobooks are used in schools by teachers of second-language learners, learning-disabled students, and struggling readers or nonreaders. Audiobooks have proven successful in providing a way for these students to access literature and enjoy books. Audio books can be beneficial for all children when they are used to introduce new vocabulary or difficult proper names or locales, provide a read-aloud model, or provide a bridge to important topics of discussion for parents and children who can listen together while commuting to sporting events, music lessons, or on vacations.
(Benefits of Audiobooks for All Readers, Denise Johnson)

Whatever the child is interested in; there are children audio books in public libraries available at the cost of a library card. These free audio books can be checked out and listened to anywhere. If you don't have the time to stop at the library you can instantly download one from an online store and have it available for an Ipod, MP3 player or put on a CD. Bring them to parks, picnics, games, or traveling since these can all be times to listen to a good book. The audio books help develop the child and can begin a life-long love of reading.

Toni Grundstrom is a Freelance Writer. When you or your child do not have time to sit down and read, listen to a good book on the run. Check out the new audio bookstore, with thousands of titles to choose from. You're sure to find one you like. Click here to open up an entirely new way of enjoying a book.

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  1. yup i too agree with the gfact that these audio books can be really beneficial to a child.
    But i was wondering if any audio book on how to increase your reading skill can also be published?

  2. That's a good question James. Perhaps an audio could be produced that encourages a "read a long" so children can get the sound and inflection. I am sure there are some such books on the market but I don't know of any off hand.

    Thanks for your comment.

  3. One of my friend is totally addicted to audio books . He started listening to these audio books while driving and now he take longest route to get to home . Audio books are really addictive :)

  4. Yes, it would be easy to become addicted to audio books. If I were in my car more often I know I could be as well. Thanks for stopping by.

  5. Audio books are here to stay . I am in love with them . Not only its interesting to hear voices , you can enjoy them while moving. I hear audio books all the time in my car . One of my friend is so crazy about audio books . He takes long routes to get back to his home . You can find some cheaper audio book library online .