“Books on tape stock a child’s mind with the sounds of thousands of words.” Bauer, Susan Wise (2009). The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home (Third Edition) (p. 32). W. W. Norton & Company. Kindle Edition.
We have recently added audiobooks to our daily routine as they are a great way to introduce books and build vocabulary. While we are listening to these books we are usually crocheting, doing art, or just playing a board game. I do not “quiz” her on what we are listening to however, I do remind her to listen and will occasionally ask her questions later on to see if she was able to follow along. She is 5 and I know it’s hard to listen to long stretches of reading, so it really is no big deal. Besides, we will read the books again later.
- LV Free Audiobooks from LibriVox
- A: Purchased from Audible
- PL: Borrowed from Public Library
- O (own): Purchased from another source (usually an affiliate link)
Currently Listening to
- “James and the Giant Peach” by Roald Dahl (PL)
- “Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll” (LV) Started and Finished on 7/2/2011
- “Through the Looking Glass” by Lewis Carroll (LV) Started 7/2/2011 and finished on 3/4/2011
- “Peter Pan” (UNABRIDGED) by J.M. Barrie and Narrated by Jim Dale (A) Started 7/9/2011
- “The Adventures of Pinocchio” by Carlo Collodi (1826-1890). Translated by Carol Della Chiesa (LV) Started and Finished in August 2001
- “Shakespeare’s Storybook: Folk Tales That Inspired the Bard (Book & CD)” by Patrick Ryan (O)Finished August 21, 2011
- “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum (PL) Started 10/1/2011 Finished 10/8/2011