Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Audio Books For Kids

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We love listening to audio books around here. Maybe it's because we tend to find ourselves in the car a lot, or because during the wet winter we can all crowd around a game board, puzzle, or snuggle up with hot cocoa while we listen to them. The point is, we love audio books. I've mentioned a list of audio books that we've listened to, and it's constantly growing. I enjoy reading to the kids, and we do so daily, but they also like to be able to take the books to bed and listen to them then too. Or on long car rides when it's impossible to drive and read at the same time. (All though we have been known to make up very odd and usually funny stories during long drives..) I like to keep audio books that match up to books we all ready own. I have many audio books of our Five In A Row books, and the kids like to listen to them while half telling the story themselves. So yesterday, while visiting my Audio Book Club and wondering what book I might snag next for us, I opted to run over to the kids side of the club. I've been debating for a while with getting Morgan a kids account.

You have total control over the child's account, but it allows them to build a wish list and when they have funds in their account to purchase books. He was given a new ipod for his birthday and he'd really enjoy listening to books on it. I suspect he may have worn out his copy of Peter Pan, still one of his all time favorite stories! Anyway, I checked out their 99 cent specials. They've added several new books into the category. (That's where I opted to get most of my audio copies of the Five In A Row Books, because they cost me about 69 cents each!)

Anyway, I picked up another stack of audio books at a meager 69 cents last night. Needless to say all three of them nearly choked on their breakfast because they were too busy laughing to the latest adventure of Walter The Farting Dog. I know, totally sick sounding, and I have to be honest, the story is 100% boyishly sick-o, not to mention the sound effects. I also picked up some SkippyJon Jones, which Jayden usually finds amusing. They also have some Eric Carle books, Snowmen at Night (beautiful illustrations if you can get your hands on a copy of the "real" book too!), as well as a large assortment of Five in A Row books still!

I suspect Jayden will be delighted to find them in his workboxes along with a real book to hold and turn pages on while he listens. In fact, I'm pretty sure if Morgan doesn't find a few in his workboxes from time to time I'll hear complaints.

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