How Audiobooks Promotes Literacy

Posted June 27, 2015 by Jennifer in JIAM | | 4 Comments

Still not sure about audiobooks? How about experiencing them with your children. After visiting the Harry Potter World in Orlando my 9-year-old son is all about starting the books. I’m thinking about checking out the audio cds from the library for us to listen to while we follow along in the books. And it looks like this could be a great thing.



Think about it. We read aloud to children at a young age so why not introduce them to audiobooks at a young age as well?


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I coexist with my husband of 15 years, our 11-year-old son and two chilled cats in the Deep South.

After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.

While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).
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4 responses to “How Audiobooks Promotes Literacy

  1. Wow, really interesting. Not that I have kids, but if I had we would listen to audio. Since now I do remember that was all I listened to as a kid, then I started reading too

  2. Patti (@TheLoveJunkee)

    If you haven’t listened to the Harry Potter books on audio, you’re in for a treat – Jim Dale is excellent. These were the first audiobooks I ever listened to and still the best, IMHO.

  3. My oldest actually loves listening to audios with me when we are running errands and such. I am hoping he will eventually ask to listen all the time, but he prefers reading now haha