With summer in full swing, parents and teachers might be wondering what they can do to lessen summer slide, or the learning loss that occurs when not in school.
Keeping the mind engaged by reading books has always been a great answer, but what about audiobooks, do they count as real reading or is that “cheating”? In fact, it’s not. Audiobooks have long been known to be beneficial to children with dyslexia and second language learners.
In fact, Audiobooks are great for all readers. This article lists the many benefits. And if you are looking for scholarly research on the subject, this article summarizes the powerful impact on literacy gained from simply listening to books.
Where to find audiobooks? Libraries are a great source. Audible has also made it easy.
I’d like to share with you now six audiobooks that are appropriate for the entire family. Remember, you can go to the book’s site on Audible and listen to a sample and read more reviews and descriptions to make sure it’s right for you!
Without further ado:
1. Seed Savers-Treasure by Sandra Smith: Perfect for summer, Treasure takes place in a future where gardening is illegal and real food practically unknown. Three children learn about seeds and gardening and begin a quest to find a place of food freedom.
2.Dragon’s Future (Dragon’s Courage, 1) by Kandi J. Wyatt: As the title implies, this one is for all the dragon lovers out there.
3.The Candle Star (Divided Decade Trilogy) by Michelle Isenhoff: Looking for historical fiction? Civil War era.
4.Noah Zarc: Mammoth Trouble by D. Robert Pease: A science fiction time travel adventure.
5. Beggar Magic by H.L. Burke: Fantasy filled with magic and music.
6. Leandra’s Enchanted Flute by Katy Huth Jones: A teen battling cancer enters a magical world where she battles evil with the help of her enchanted flute.
Authors and readers, please feel free to add other suggestions in the comment area below. This list is for family friendly audiobooks only. Thank you!