Tuesday, June 1, 2010

June is AudioBook Month

June is audiobook month and the timing could not be more perfect. So many families are getting ready to hit the road on a summer vacation. Why not share an audio book?

Audiobooks are great for family listening --nothing ends the "are we there yet blues!" like a great audiobook. Audiobooks keep everyone in the car entertained while also increasing literacy skills. Families can even knock out a few of the titles on a child's summer reading list while on vacation.

Audiobooks are a great tool for building literacy. Teachers and librarians report that listening to audiobooks helps children build better vocabularies and also helps them to read with better expression.

I just finished listening to The Call of the Wild in my spare time in the car (review to follow). So I can attest to the appeal of the audiobook. I'm off to look for the titles on my children's reading lists.

Did you know that Paperback Swap also has books on CD and cassette? Audiobooks cost 2 credits but are well worth it!

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