I have to tell you a funny little fact about my 9-year-old son, Tiger. He adores audiobooks. They are his absolute favorite things.
Do you know what he does to get more listening time? He sets his alarm on the weekends and wakes up early just to lie in bed listening to his newest audiobook. I’ll be awake blogging in the early hours and I’ll hear the exciting stories floating softly down the hallway into our room. It makes my heart happy that he loves stories.
He even asks for audiobooks for his birthday and Christmas. Yes, he loves them that much!
But let me tell you another fact about Tiger – he has been a struggling reader. We’ve been working on reading skills daily for the past 4 years. He is making very slow, but steady progress.
However, I worried about his reading skills. I also worried that he would hate reading because it was so hard for him.
Through listening to audiobooks, the world of literature has finally been opened to him. He enjoys stories and his vocabulary and comprehension has increased exponentially.
Audiobooks have been the catalyst for motivating him to learn to read.
Do you have a struggling reader at your house?
Then fill that child’s mind with audiobooks – great literature yes, but also fun books. Spark an interest in stories that will be carried over into reading lessons.
Audiobooks can be one of the most valuable assets to your homeschool.
Start adding audiobook time into your homeschool. You will be encouraged by the result!
And if you’d like to get some new audiobooks for your kids, be sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom of this page!
Need a list to help you get started?
Here are Tiger’s current favorite audiobooks!
Follow the story of all the unnamed fairy tale princes as they come together to save their kingdom.
This is an entire series about Greek mythology full of monsters and adventure.
Journey to Fablehaven – is the hidden refuge of mythical creatures.
A boy dives in to a hole under a haunted house and finds himself in the Outskirts, a place between reality and imagination.
What happens when you find a book that details how to become a wizard? One lonely girl has the chance to find out.
Enjoy the island adventures of the Walker family. This one is considered a classic.
Read the real story of Rumpelstiltskin in this fractured fairytale.
A famous author creates a game where books and clues are scattered throughout the city. Then he is mysteriously attacked and two children must unravel the mystery behind his new game.
This is a fun detective story with economics principles woven throughout.
The stories of the Greek gods are retold with wit and sarcasm.
You can also listen to free audiobooks at Librivox.
And if you have a struggling reader like I do, stop by this post where I list all the ways I helped Tiger on his journey to learn to read.
I also encourage you to check out All About Learning Press. They create wonderful, hands-on curriculum for teaching reading and spelling. I can’t say enough wonderful things about these programs. They are the reason I have seen improvements in Tiger’s reading abilities. All About Learning has an entire resource library for struggling readers. You can find the resources by clicking on the banner below.
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