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RAR #156: Answering Your Q’s About Audio Books for Kids

RAR #156: Answering Your Q’s About Audio Books for Kids

Update: 2020-06-151
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In today’s episode, I’m answering several of your questions about audio books for kids. Let’s talk favorite narrators, whether audio books hold you children back from learning to read on their own, and more.


In this episode, you’ll hear:



  • how to choose winning narrators

  • whether it’s holding our kids back to let them listen to lots of audio

  • how I handle books in a series

  • whether or not to assign books during quiet reading time

  • when your husband is not a big reader



Listener Guide:


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4:58 Choosing audio book narrators
11:19 Are we holding our kids back by using audio books?
17:19 What are your thoughts on introducing higher level books to young kids?
22:10 How do you handle reading aloud books from a series?
26:44 Should I assign books for my son to read during quiet time?
29:58 What to do when your husband isn’t a reader
33:48 Let the Kids Speak

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Quotes to remember:


“There is no greater impetus or motivation for (a child) to want to be a reader than to love stories.” – Sarah Mackenzie


“There’s really nothing so powerful to help your child become a reader for life as to fall in love with the regular habit of free, voluntary reading.” – Sarah Mackenzie


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Some of my favorite narrators:



  • Jim Dale

  • Katherine Kellgren

  • Cherry Jones

  • Hugh Bonneville

  • Stephen Fry

  • Meryl Streep

  • Morgan Freeman

  • Glenn Close

  • Jack Nicholson


Some of my favorite audio books for kids:



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RAR #156: Answering Your Q’s About Audio Books for Kids

RAR #156: Answering Your Q’s About Audio Books for Kids

Sarah Mackenzie