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Monday, July 27, 2009

Audiobooks for Kids

At my first homeschool convention I came across several audiobook series from Focus on the Family Radio Theatre and couldn't resist buying them - even though I'd only listened to Adventures in Odyssey prior to these.

The first set I picked up was Classic Stories for a Girl's Heart. It includes Anne of Avonlea, Little Women, & The Secret Garden.

The other set was the Chronicles of Narnia - and includes all the books from C.S. Lewis. The cds are presented in chronological Narnia order {and the Amazon price is amazing!}.

Over the last two months we have been listening to the Chronicles of Narnia. The kids have been completely absorbed in the storyline. We've barely back out of our driveway and they are asking me to turn on Narnia to listen too! Needless to say, they are sad that we are now on the last disk in the series.

The audio series is done wonderfully. Each disk includes musical scores, lifelike dramatization and will pull you in! It was a great way to introduce our kids to some great classics and get them excited to read them together as a family.

As we're wrapping up listening to the Chronicles of Narnia we've started reading the series through, a chapter a day. I can tell you that I will be looking at some of the other audio dramas from Focus on the Family and getting more in the near future!

Shhh!! Don't tell, but even I am enthralled and listening along!


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  • I knew about Focus on the Family's Adventures in Odyssey series but I have never heard of these. I will definitely be heading on over to Amazon to pick these up! What a wonderful idea and I can even upload them to my kids Ipod as well!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

    By Blogger Heart2Heart, At July 27, 2009 at 12:56 PM  

  • I have yet to get an audio series from them that I didn't like. We too have the Chronicles of Narnia and Adventures in Odyssey. We'll slwoly be picking them up as we do more road trips.

    By Blogger Ticia, At July 27, 2009 at 2:59 PM  

  • Also, Wendy's has in their kids' meals right now, Magic Treehouse books on CD if your children like those.

    We purchased the 4 available last year and loved them, so we purchased the new 4 this year. The Wendy's nearest us allows you to buy just the CDs for $1, without the kids' meal.

    We are heading on a short road trip at the end of August (Dallas to San Antonio, back to Austin, back to Dallas) so I think I will save them for that trip!

    By Blogger Shannon, At July 27, 2009 at 3:44 PM  

  • I've been getting my 5 year old audio books lately and she loves them. I've thought about reading the Chronicles to her but I didn't know if she was too young for them. What do you think?

    By Anonymous Anne, At July 27, 2009 at 10:45 PM  

  • My daughter is just getting into audio books. Her favorite right now is The Little Red Hen.

    She only likes the ones with books to read along with.

    By Blogger Jenny, At July 28, 2009 at 6:09 PM  

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