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Fifteen great audiobooks for helping kids read better ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Fifteen great audiobooks for helping kids read better ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | AdLit |

"The puzzling question that is often posed when talking about audiobooks' integration in the teaching and learning of literacy is whether they have the same cognitive benefits as the actual reading. In other words , can listening to audiobooks be considered reading? ..."




Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc, Leona Ungerer
Xuan Phan's curator insight, November 25, 2014 11:36 PM

Audiobooks is an amazing  learning tool for people of all ages, who enjoys reading or would like to improve their reading skills.

Craudio's curator insight, December 22, 2014 6:02 AM

Audiobooks in class room:

Introduce students to books above their reading levelModel good interpretive readingTeach critical listeningHighlight the humor in booksIntroduce new genres that students might not otherwise considerIntroduce new vocabulary or difficult proper names or localesSidestep unfamiliar dialects or accents, Old English, and old-fashioned literary stylesProvide a read-aloud modelProvide a bridge to important topics of discussion for parents and children who can listen together while commuting to sporting events, music lessons, or on vacationsRecapture "the essence and the delights of hearing stories beautifully told by extraordinarily talented storytellers" (Baskin & Harris, 1995, p. 376)

Audiobooks increase:

Reading comprehensionMotivationSelf-confidence
Mandy Reupsch's curator insight, December 8, 2015 9:54 PM

This is a great artifact that gives you ideas on how audiobooks can be of great use for students with reading disabilities.

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How to Get Nonreaders and Reluctant Readers to Read

How to Get Nonreaders and Reluctant Readers to Read | AdLit |

"Recently, Scholastic’s Instructor magazine featured the article “10 Reasons Nonreaders Don’t Read — and How to Change Their Minds.” We, of course, couldn’t help but see audiobooks fit into many of the excellent suggestions on how to change nonreaders into readers."


Image from the Scholastic article mentioned above.

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Let’s hear it for audiobooks!

Let’s hear it for audiobooks! | AdLit |

"Audiobooks seem to greatly appeal to many people and alienate others, who consider them, somehow, a ‘cheat’ on the experience of reading.  For children, however, they are proven literacy tool that help kids by:


Introducing them to books above their reading level

Improving their vocabulary acquisition, fluency and comprehension

Teaching critical listening


I don’t really understand all the negative flap about them, though.

I think people get too hung up on the idea that somehow audiobooks replace reading – they don’t, and should not. They are simply a different experience that allows people/kids with different dominant learning modalities (auditory vs. visual, etc.) to enjoy the art of storytelling in a way most suited to their strengths, and are especially great to use with reluctant readers to lead the back into the reading process itself."

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Heather Stapleton's curator insight, June 8, 2013 10:42 PM

Free audiobooks are on offer again from SYNC during the US summer break. It is a great opportunity to download and listen to YA and classics for free. Go to

for more details. If you live outside United States also look at this link

Katie Frank's curator insight, June 9, 2013 4:08 PM

I believe that audiobooks are bringing back the art of storytelling, and that the actors who record audiobooks are often outstanding.  

Also, I've been loving the Whispersync feature from Amazon, making it possible to read, then listen, between devices. It allows me to be mindful of how I want to experience a book.

Janet Law's curator insight, August 12, 2013 5:19 AM

I think audio books are great for kids to learn the varying tones for reading. It's good model for them when they need to practise for oral. Many of our children read monotonously. They can certainly do with some interesting models of reading from these audio books. As well, audio books serve the visually impaired population and those who struggled to read. It can take the pain out of decoding and let them enjoy the book or story without the stress.