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Audiobooks: Read to the Kiddos While You Drive…Seriously

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Audiobooks: Read to the Kiddos While You Drive…Seriously

 
The summer brain vacation is officially over for the kiddos.  I gave them an entire week to watch as much TV, viral YouTube videos and Mine Craft as I could stand.  A part of me felt guilty about letting them binge on TV and video games, like I was allowing them to eat cake for breakfast for a week.   I can still see the kiddo’s brain cells dulling as their eyes darted across their screens.  On the plus side I got work done peacefully. 
To make up for lost learning time (even though I know it was supposed to be a break) I plan to make the most of every summer moment hereafter.  Learning during the day of course, but this weekend too as we will make a trip for Father’s Day.  Truthfully we are not traveling very far – maybe an hour.  But the kiddos can forget about spending all of that time scrolling through the music and games on their electronic devices – unless that is they are turning the pages on a e-book or listening to one.

 

Try these audio books while you are traveling.  Some of the audiobooks for the younger kiddos are free.

 

High School

Okay so the high schooler doesn’t need to be read to.  But, if you have a reluctant reader than perhaps these audio books will get them summer reading inspired.
Othello the Moor of Venice

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Saint Monkey: A Novel

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Middle School

Most middle schoolers don’t need to be read to either.  But if they suffer motion sickness then audio books covers any excuse for not reading in the car.
 
Before We Were Free
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A Step from Heaven

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Elementary

Older
Bluish

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The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales 
 
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Younger
Arthur's Audio Favorites
 
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The Night I Followed the Dog (free)
 
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Kindergarten

 

Catching the Moon (free)

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No Mirrors in My Nana's House (free)

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Private I. Guana (free)
 
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Here's to Closing the Achievement Gap!

 

 

 

 

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