Looking for something screen-free to hold your kids’ interest for a little while? Whether you’re spending some quiet time at home or on a long car ride, these audiobooks for kids are sure to capture their imaginations and foster their love of reading.
We were at the library a few months ago when my older daughter noticed a wall lined with audiobooks. “What are those?” she asked, wondering why the DVDs were in weird cases and not with the rest of the movies. When I explained them to her, she was immediately intrigued and picked out one to listen to in the car.
Believe it or not, I had never listened to a book on tape before that. Lots of the ladies in our virtual book club are borderline obsessed with them (sort of like me with podcasts), but I was still an audio virgin.
At first, I wasn’t so sure how Ellie would feel about audiobooks. She’s still in preschool and the books we began picking were all chapter books (I only had one rule: nothing that would scare her. Sorry, Harry Potter). I wasn’t sure how she would feel about the lack of pictures or if they would hold her interest at all.
But let me tell you. Girlfriend is hooked.
We drove down to Long Island this weekend and the hour and a half long car ride was almost completely silent because the girls were so into the story (if you know us, this is no small feat). In fact, Ellie was exhausted but didn’t want to miss anything so she stayed awake. I had to ban the book for the ride home to make sure she slept.