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I’m an audio book junkie. I love listening to audio books as I drive. I always have a book going.
Why? Because I love the medium. And because it makes a boring drive interesting. But the real question is if KIDS love audio books?
(And do you spell it as two words or one? Audio books or audiobooks?)

Benefits of Audio Books for Kids

In an article on Reading Rockets, Denise Johnson lists these benefits for all readers, not just the ESL or striving readers.

  • Introduce students to books above their reading level
  • Model good interpretive reading
  • Teach critical listening
  • Highlight the humor in books
  • Introduce new genres that students might not otherwise consider
  • Introduce new vocabulary or difficult proper names or locales
  • Sidestep unfamiliar dialects or accents, Old English, and old-fashioned literary styles
  • Provide a read-aloud model
  • 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
  • Recapture “the essence and the delights of hearing stories beautifully told by extraordinarily talented storytellers” (Baskin & Harris, 1995, p. 376)

My son was a reluctant reader. He read well, but he didn’t want to sit still long enough to read. But he always loved books on tape. In fact, going back and forth to school, about a 20 minute drive, he and his sister listened to the entire 50 hour audio of THE LORD OF THE RINGS.

In other words, audio books allowed me to give him a love of story! Now, as an adult, he reads more than ever.

Audible Free Trials

Audible offers a free trial to get you started listening to audio books. You can choose apps on any smart phone and get started quickly. Choose a book below to get started on your free trial.

KELL, THE ALIEN

Kell, the Alien, Book 1, The Aliens, Inc. series | MimsHouse.com

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KELL AND THE HORSE APPLE PARADE
Kell and the Horse Apple Parade, Book 2, The Aliens, Inc. series | MimsHouse.com

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KELL AND THE GIANTS

Kell and the Giants, Book 3, The Aliens, Inc. series | MimsHouse.com

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KELL AND THE DETECTIVES


Kell and the Detectives, Book 4, The Aliens, Inc. Series | MimsHouse.com


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