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Why Audio Books For Kids is Good.

Everyone has the right to learn. Expand their knowledge. To embrace the opportunity to grow with experience.


Hearing a Book Out Loud.

For children who have mastered the fundamentals of reading but need to expand their vocabulary, audiobooks can be an excellent supplement to printed books. They can sit down with a printed book and follow the text as it is read aloud on a CD or MP3 download.

Reading aloud not only brings the story to life at a time when slow reading skills can frustrate children when trying to follow a plotline, but it also means that they can cope with more complicated vocabulary than they might otherwise be able to.

Hearing a book read aloud as an audiobook teaches them the correct pronunciation of words that would otherwise be difficult to figure out due to the complexities of the language. Hearing a book read aloud as an audiobook teaches them how to pronounce words that would otherwise be difficult to figure out due to the complexities of English spelling.

Listening to the same story over and over again, as children enjoy doing, allows them to memorize it, and they will soon discover that they can read the printed book with the help of their memory. As word recognition improves, this will soon translate to actual reading.

Audiobooks for Children

Make some Time to read With Them.

Of course, if parents have the time to read aloud to their children, this is invaluable in developing a love of reading, but today, when we are pressed for time for more than a quick bedtime story, audiobooks provide another way to satisfy our children's demand for more stories while instilling in them a love of good books and motivation to learn to read themselves. I don't believe that audiobooks should replace reading to your children; nothing beats snuggling up on the sofa with Mom or Dad, but they can supplement reading time when Mom or Dad is too busy to sit still!

Long car rides are another ideal time to listen to audiobooks for kids. Take a few favorite audiobooks as MP3 downloads with you, and as long as each child has his or her own MP3 player, you can get through hours of tedious driving with a little complaint!

However, I strongly believe that each child should have their own system. You'll end up listening to endless squabbles over what to listen to next if you expect them to use the car CD system. Either that, or you'll be screaming with boredom as they retell your favorite story for the 99th time!

From the classics like Winnie the Pooh and the Narnia series to the most recent Philip Pullman, there is something for every age group and an endless variety available as audiobooks, from Harry Potter to Roald Dahl.

If you want to amass a collection of children's audiobooks for a reasonable monthly fee, consider joining an online audiobook club, where you can download one or more books each month, depending on your membership plan. Your only problem will be resisting the enticing adult books and heading over to the children's section!


Put the Fun in Reading First.

It is well established that children who develop good reading skills at a young age are much more likely to be better learners and educated. Reading is the foundation for success in all other subjects, as well as the child's level of success throughout life.

A child's learning to read is not an easy task. This is why it is critical that you, as a parent, serve as a reading role model and work with and encourage your child to read every day.

As a parent or homeschooling parent, you should help ensure that your child develops essential reading skills such as:

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Use of language and vocabulary.

> Have your child respond after listening to stories read short paragraphs and have your child tell you about what they just heard.

> Lean and recognize the alphabet and letters use everyday items around your house to use as examples. For example, cut out big letters and have your child find items around the house that begin with that letter and stick the letter to them.

> Work with your child to connect the sound the letters make to the spoken language.

> Read and read often to your child so they know that reading is a daily activity.

> Work daily with your child to add a new word to their vocabulary.

> Discuss with your child what was just read. This helps you monitor their level of comprehension.

> Talk about what you just read with your child. This allows you to keep track of their level of understanding.

These abilities are critical for the pre-first-grade reader. Once your child reaches the first-grade level, the emphasis shifts to developing these skills, which will essentially set the stage for the rest of their lives. It is not enough as a parent to simply incorporate these skills into your child's daily activities; you must also keep your finger on the pulse of your child's progress and understanding. At this young age, it is critical to start reading on the right foot.

Reading is a skill in its most basic form. It takes practice, just like any other skill, to become proficient at it. Reading is such an important skill that it requires more practice than a child will receive in a traditional school. You must supplement the school's reading program with daily reading time at home as a parent. Make reading a daily top priority type of activity if you homeschool.

As soon as possible, take your child to the library. Sign them up for summer reading programs. Set aside a space in your home for your child to have and develop their own library. Place their favorite chair in their library or wherever they prefer to read. Put them in their favorite chair in their library or wherever they like to read and read to them.

Reading is truly essential to education and success. Much of life will always be difficult without good reading skills. Build a strong foundation for your child by instilling a love of reading in him or her from an early age, and success will follow.


This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2022 Natalia Judith Zwarts

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