Linda Lee from Scholastic Audio/Weston Woods is here to celebrate the role audiobooks play in helping kids learn to read and love to read. Thanks, Linda!
June is National Audiobook Month--and there are lots of reasons to celebrate audiobooks! Did you know:
- Audiobooks build and enhance vital literacy skills such as fluency, vocabulary, language acquisition, pronounciation, phonemic awareness and comprehension skills that often boost reading scores.
- Listening together as a family offers opportunities for shared literary experiences and a springboard for conversation about the titles
- Audiobooks develop critical thinking and active listening skills
- Listening allows allows children to enjoy a good book while multitasking – mowing the lawn, practicing sports, cleaning their room, relaxing at the beach, even playing video games while the game sound muted!
- Readers with learning disabilities and English Language Learners who listen to audiobooks demonstrate increased literacy skills and reading ability
Grades K-2: Creepy Carrots (Weston Woods); Seven Blind Mice (Weston Woods)
Grades 3-5: Coretta Scott (Weston Woods); The Dinosaur of Waterhouse Hawkins (Weston Woods); Math Curse (Weston Woods)
Grades 6-8: Chasing Lincoln’s Killer (Scholastic Audio); The President Has Been Shot!: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy (Scholastic Audio)
Are you a fan of audiobooks? Share your thoughts at #audiobookmonth.