I have long been a proponent of using audio books in the classroom, especially with struggling readers. In so many instances, children are just not hearing the way correct reading should sound. But instead of jumping on my soapbox, I decided to share some great news!
Audible has just launched a children's literature section: AudibleKids. After perusing the site for a few hours, I can exceedingly hype the site! What's so good?
- There are categories for age and grade level as well as genre.
- Each title has a nice little preview and it's enough to give you a good feel for the narration style.
- The price is reasonable.
- Members, a whole social network of children's book enthusiasts, can write reviews, recommend titles, and share with friends. How do you find these friends? Well ... your profile links you to others with similar interests and same age children.
- Parents can create accounts with content and spending restrictions for their children.
- There are exclusive books and 99 cent specials.
- And if you scroll to the very bottom of the page, RIF features a great selection of freebies (hope this is a rotating thing!). A great resource for reading teachers everywhere!
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