CTO Recommends Audiobooks for Family Travels
Make the miles fly by with books on tape, CD, or on your MP3 player. Kids love to have stories read to them, so listening to books is a great way to pass the time. Some audiobooks for kids include the “real” book so kids can follow along and look at the pictures. Your toddlers will enjoy fairy tales or other familiar stories. You can all listen together to family favorites like Harry Potter or classics like Anne of Green Gables, A Wrinkle in Time, or The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe.
For downloadable audiobooks made for MP3 players, check out Audible.com or SimplyAudiobooks.com, where you can buy audiobooks specific to your particular gadget. There are even free audiobooks available on the Internet on sites like Librivox.org. The kids (or adults) can listen with headphones, allowing others in the car to listen to something of their choosing.
Of course, you can also rely on your local public library for free rentals. You can find audiobooks on CDs for both you and the kids!