Did you know that audio books can help to improve literacy? In fact, research shows that exposure to sophisticated spoken language (the kind of language often found in audio books) leads to vocabulary acquisition — a key driver for reading proficiency.
This is good news for children who are not quite ready to read independently, but old enough to listen to a story on their own. This is also great news for busy parents. Simply download audio books from your library or check them out on CD and then have your child listen to them in the car to sneak in a little extra reading time while on the go.
With the right audio book, your children will be entertained and you’ll feel good knowing that you are nurturing their vocabulary and reading development.