Why are audiobooks so great for children?
During my Storytimes at schools and nurseries, I have seen how audiobooks develop listening skills and concentration. Younger children in my groups have understood language above their reading age and my stories have helped them to learn new words. Apart from making them laugh, I have also seen how audiobooks can help children understand and appreciate unfamiliar accents and dialects. Audiobooks open up literary texts for blind children and are fantastic for dyslexics. Those with Attention Deficit Disorders may find that listening is more distraction-free than reading.
Audiobooks truly are awesome!