Written by Smita Srivastava
Books are great for children of any age. It is never too early to introduce your child to books. You can start reading to them right from the time they are in your womb. Listening to stories is an effective way to develop their language skills. If they like listening to stories, audiobooks for kids can be a good investment.
Children tend to learn words and even form sentences more easily when you read to them regularly. As they grow up, reading bigger stories to them regularly can become a demanding task. This is where audiobooks come into play. Have you ever considered audiobooks for your growing child? Read on to know why audiobooks can be a good option and to know some of the best audiobooks for kids.
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Audiobooks can offer your child many advantages. They can be a great choice for the following reasons-
If you are looking for some interesting audiobooks for kids, here are the top 10 of them. They are suitable for various age groups, whether you want to buy them for your own child or to gift another child.
Brief About Book – The story is about a kangaroo who wants to be very different from all the other animals. The kangaroo, just like small children, wants to be different so that everyone likes him. The rest of the story tells us what happens once his wish comes true and why kangaroos have strong legs.
Age Suitable – 4 to 8 Years
Duration – 12 minutes
Author – Sheila Graber, Rudyard Kipling, and Jen Miller
Narrator – Geoffrey Palmer
Brief About Book – The book comprises 12 stories of different genres that are sure to entertain children with different tastes in stories. It can entertain and occupy your child for 8 long hours – good enough for a long trip. Young readers can even try to read along and improve their speed with these simple stories.
Age Suitable – 4 to 8 years
Duration – 8 hrs and 18 mins
Number of Stories – 12
Authors – Mike Phirman, K. R. Meera, Beatrice Bowles, Bill Gordh, Busy Philipps, Diane Ferlatte, Kirk Waller, and Mark Binder
Narrator – Samantha Land
Brief About Book – This is a collection of Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit in human clothing. Her stories about the smart rabbit constantly outwitting the gardener are sure to entertain children till the end. The entertaining story line along with the energetic narration will keep your kid engrossed till the end.
Age Suitable – 9 to 12 years
Duration – 3 Hrs and 30 Mins
Author – Beatrix Potter
Narrator – Katherine Kellgren
Brief About Book – A collection of fun songs to suit children of different age groups. Children love to sing along and this book consists of some of the all-time favorite songs for toddlers. When they listen to these songs multiple times, they can learn the words fast along with the tune.
Age Suitable – 2 to 5 years
Duration – 35 minutes
No of Songs – 22
Author – Susan Boyce
Narrator – Brian Jones
Brief About Book – The story is about a little girl who loves to eat cookies and wants to eat just them for all meals. The author tells children how her parents try to make her eat vegetables, fruits, and other healthy foods, just like every other parent with their child.
Age Suitable – 4 to 10 years
Duration – 56 minutes
Number of Stories – 8 stories
Author and Narrator – David Novak
Brief About Book – The story is about the infamous egg drop stone soup in China. The story tells us how a fisherman’s workers created this soup by adding random vegetables, fish, and stones to water in a hole, for flavor. The soup turned out delicious and even today people in China love it.
Age Suitable – 4 to 8 years
Duration – 13 Minutes
Author – Ying Chang Compestine
Narrator – A. C. Fellner
Brief About Book – A fun book to teach young children new words and rhymes in an interesting way. The easy-to-follow rhymes are silly and funny, and kids are sure to love them. They will catch the tunes easily and learn the songs and words very quickly and effectively. Children can listen to this audiobook multiple times and learn the songs at their own pace without others’ help.
Age Suitable – 2 to 6 years
Duration – 4 minutes
Author – Donald Jacobsen
Narrator – Nikki Delgado
Brief About Book – The Gruffalo is a famous children’s book about a mouse and a monster in a rhyming format. The audiobook comes with a song and a read-along track that can help young readers pronounce and remember the words easily. For those who are yet to start reading, the classic story can be very entertaining during travel or bedtime.
Age Suitable – 3 to 5 years
Duration – 25 minutes
Author – Julia Donaldson
Narrator – Imelda Staunton
Brief About Book – Clifford is an adorable dog loved by children and adults alike. Clifford is a magical dog and the story follows the dog and his owner Emily. The story teaches children to not judge others by their appearance and to take care of others around them. Also in a movie format, this audiobook is perfect when you want to avoid the animated screen time for your young child.
Age Suitable – 4-8 years
Duration – 3 minutes
Author – Norman Bridwell
Narrator – Stephanie D’Abruzzo
Brief About Book – A hilarious and colorful story about how the crayons fight with each other for attention and run out of the crayon box. A little boy – the owner of the crayons has no crayons to color with. With different narrators giving voice to each crayon, the story is fun to listen to and know. Young children are sure to love this audiobook.
Age Suitable – 3 to 7 years
Duration – 9 minutes
Author – Drew Daywalt
Narrators – Drew Daywalt, Marichelle Daywalt, René Ruiz, James Patrick Cronin, Barrett Leddy, Robbie Daymond, John Lee, Tara Sands, MacLeod Andrews, Ron Butler, Kim Mai Guest, and Max Meyers.
Audiobooks can be the perfect choice for children who love to hear stories. When parents or other elders around cannot read a story or if the child wants to listen to the story at their own pace and read along, these books can be just what they need.
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With a background in Mass media and journalism, Smita comes with rich and vast experience in content creation, curation, and editing. As a mom of a baby girl, she is an excellent candidate for writing and editing parenting and pregnancy content. The content she writes and edits is influenced by her own journey through pregnancy and motherhood. When not writing- She can be found curled up with a book. Or, bingeing on Netflix.Read more.
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