Listening to audiobooks with your child is a great way to bond and share a love of storytelling and reading. It can also help your child develop a love of language and the written word.
When you listen to audiobooks with your child, you can talk about the story, the characters, and the setting. You can also ask questions and help your child understand the story. This can help your child develop their critical thinking skills and their understanding of language.
Listening to audiobooks can also help your child relax and unwind. It can be a great way to wind down after a long day or to help your child fall asleep. (It’s also less taxing than reading and considerably less than making up stories yourself – not that that’s not a wonderful thing to do!)
If you are looking for a way to encourage your child to read, listening to audiobooks is a great option. It is a fun, engaging, and educational way to spend time with your child.
Here are some additional tips for listening to audiobooks with your child:
- Choose audiobooks that are appropriate for your child’s age and interests.
- Make listening to audiobooks a part of your daily routine.
- Listen to audiobooks together in a quiet place.
- Talk about the story, the characters, and the setting.
- Ask questions and help your child understand the story.
- Enjoy the time together!
Audiobooks can be a great way to help children develop creativity and critical thinking skills, especially is they’re not keen readers themselves.
Here are a few ways:
- Audiobooks can expose children to language, storytelling, new ideas and perspectives. When children listen to audiobooks, they are exposed to new worlds, new characters, and new ways of thinking. This can help them to develop their creativity and critical thinking skills.
- Audiobooks can encourage children to ask questions. When children listen to audiobooks, they may be confused about certain things or want to know more about the story. This can encourage them to ask questions, which can help them to develop their critical thinking skills.
- Audiobooks can help children develop their imaginations. When children listen to audiobooks, they can use their imaginations to create pictures in their minds of the story they are listening to. This can help them to develop their creativity skills.
Here are some additional tips for using audiobooks to help children develop creativity and critical thinking skills:
- Choose audiobooks that are appropriate for your child’s age and interests. This will help ensure that your child is interested in the story and that they can understand it.
- Talk to your child about the audiobook. Ask them what they think about the story, the characters, and the setting. This can help them to develop their critical thinking skills and their understanding of the story.
- Encourage your child to ask questions. If your child is confused about something or wants to know more about the story, answer their questions in a way that encourages them to think critically.
- Make listening to audiobooks a fun experience. This will help your child to enjoy listening to audiobooks and to be more likely to continue listening to them.
Our audiobook, ‘Lost on Infinity’ is a dramatised adventure story that is both educational and entertaining with colourful characters and clear narration. It’s a musical story about animals, about extinction and the effect man is having on the planet. But it’s a positive and hopeful story, scripted by BBC writer and performer Steve Punt.
Download Part 1 (52 minutes) FREE here