Best Audio Books For Children

Audiobooks For Children

audiobookAudio Books for children are becoming more and more popular. Some of the biggest names in childrens books have already been turned into audiobooks. They included authors such as Michael Morpurgo, Roald Dahl and JK Rowling to name just a few.

There are two forms of audiobooks, digital audiobooks which you can download or audiobooks which you can buy on CD.

Digital Audiobooks For Children

Just about the largest range of audiobooks for children is sold by a company called Audible. Audible has all the latest bestsellers as well as lots of classics and is the sole provider of audiobooks for Ipods and/or Itunes. They also sell audiobooks for over 500 other devices such as smartphones. There are two ways of buying childrens audiobooks via audible. The first is to pay on a per book basis like in a normal shop. The second is to become a member of Audible and pay a monthly membership fee. You can then download books at a much cheaper price. Which method you choose will depend on how many audiobooks you are likely to buy.

Current special offer – Free Audiobook Download with a 30 day Free Trial at Audible.co.uk

Audiobooks For Children on CD

A lot of book retailers sell audiobooks for children on CD. Some of the most popular sites are:
Amazon Audiobooks – Amazon sell audiobooks on CD for children of all ages. Available audiobooks include favourites such as Roald Dahl, A.A.Milne and Lewis Carroll.
Waterstones – Waterstones have a great range of audiobooks available to buy in CD format. As well as authors such JK Rowling and Michael Morpurgo, you can buy audiobooks for younger children with stories from Thomas the Tank Engine and Charlie and Lola among others.
Hodders Childrens Books – A good selection of audiobooks on CD with stories for young children such as the Kipper series by Mike Inkpen, right through to books for older children such as the Cherub series by Robert Muchamore.
WHSmith – A good selection of audiobooks at reasonable prices. Plenty to choose from including Enid Blyton, Roald Dahl and a lot more.

Why Buy Audiobooks For Children

The quality of audiobooks is generally very good. When you start looking at audiobooks for your children you will see that a lot of them are read by professional actors and actresses. Usually there is just one person narrating the story but sometimes there is a whole cast of people. The audiobooks often include sound effects and music to enhance the listening experience.

Children of all ages love listening to audiobooks. They are good for younger children who would¬†like to listen to more complicated stories but whose reading ability isn’t yet up to that level. They are good for long car journeys and other forms of travel where the child has to sit still for long periods of time. There are plenty of other benefits to childrens audiobooks. For example, children will learn new words and how to pronounce them. It will help improve their listening skills. It benefits the childs imagination because they will be visualising the story while they listen. And lets not forget, that listening to a story is fun for children, even when its not read by their parents.

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