Every parent knows that kids’ brains are like sponges, soaking up drops of information and words (even the four-letter ones we don’t always want them to). But did you know that 85 percent of what we learn, we learn by listening? According to the Audio Publishers Association, listening increases reading accuracy by 52 percent, and combining print and audio increases memory 40 percent over print alone. Audiobooks.com is making it easier (and more fun!) for kids to expand their vocabularies, increase reading speed, improve fluency, and teach pronunciation. No matter what genre your child gravitates towards, Audiobooks.com has lots of exciting kids content that can be enjoyed while waiting for appointments, before bedtime, and during car rides (the age-old question “Are we there yet?” will become a thing of the past, even for reluctant readers). Just in time for back to school, make any time learning time.
I have yet to try this. Would be great for my daughter and grand daughter though. I know we enjoy audio books while we are driving as a family so this might be something to look into in the near future. MarksvilleandMe would like to wish all those who enter