As parents, we constantly look for instances in the every day that can serve as potential teaching moments, or catalysts to instill good habits in our kids. While it may be a losing battle to get our little ones off the playground at sunset, or get them to keep their shoes on their feet when we’re trying to walk out the door, there is one mainstay that I personally find to be an enjoyable teaching opportunity, met with little to no resistance. That, my fellow parents, is a good story. Here are six audiobooks that teach, entertain, create opportunities for meaningful discussion, and leave the littles wanting more.
Thanksgiving means marathon days of cooking and preparation and time spent with family and friends. Whether youâ€™re planning a family dinner or a friendsgiving, you have hours of busy work ahead of you. And once the big meal is ready and eaten, thereâ€™s that delightful post-meal daze, where everyone rests together around the house. All of these moments are perfect ones in which listening to an audiobook can be a group activity. READ MORE
“I had been working in the single-mom space through my blog and podcast, and speaking and media engagements, for more than five years. I was raised by a single mom, I became a single mom, and I had a lot of initial shame around being a single mom. And, you know what? It happens to suit me really well. And I found myself relaxing into this time that Iâ€™m in and finding all these womenâ€”thereâ€™s ten million single moms in our country, millions worldwide, and these women have nothing to be ashamed about. Iâ€™m meeting incredible women every day that are doing incredible thingsâ€”in business, in their communities, with their familiesâ€”and I wanted to reach out to them. And I wanted to inspire the women that arenâ€™t quite there yet.”
Learn more aboutÂ The Kickass Single Mom.Â
August is Family Fun Month. Many families use these precious last weeks before school starts to travel together. One way to make getting there and back a little more pleasant is by listening to an audiobook. READ MORE
Did you know that 85% of what we learn, we learn by listening*? And that 45% of our day, on average, is spent listening*? That is how important audio is, so why not include audiobooks in your childrenâ€™s daily routine? Audiobooks are a great way to enjoy a family road trip, listen to required reading for school, or both!
“This book is about celebrating everything that makes our boys uniquely boy, and using their strengths to inspire and prepare them to grow up into the men they long to become, by taking a step back into history and taking on knight training.”
Learn more about Knights in Training.
“Iâ€™m one of those people who has always felt this way about family. What am I doing with these people, there has to be a mistake! And as a kid I was always trying to join other families so the first family I ever wanted to join was Star Athlete Federation â€˜cause I was a total trekkie and they had those very great, form fitting, very attractive outfits on you know, space was also cool and they were all so together, it was all so cool.”
Learn more aboutÂ Wherever You Go, There They Are.
Siblings. Thereâ€™s no relationship quite like the one you share with them. They can be your best friends or your worst enemies. No matter what, though, life wouldnâ€™t be the same without them. From lighthearted to deeply emotional, these books celebrate and explore that special sibling bond. READ MORE