When friends and clients ask how to entertain their young children on a road trip, I respond, “Play audio books for your whole family. You can download them into your smart phone or tablet for your child to listen to with headphones.”
On road trips with my daughter, here are our top three audio books we have enjoyed as a family:
Grimm’s Fairy Tales are dark and entertaining. Each tale focuses on a moral that lends itself to further discussion and deeper learning. For example, was it fair that the king banished the maid for trying to steal the identity of the princess?
The Chronicles of Narnia collection by C.S. Lewis includes all of the stories about the mythical Narnia, including The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and Prince Caspian. Miles fly by as these classic adventures unfold. I am always sad when these stories are over – but then I remember that I can listen again to return to where I have been.
The Harry Potter books are entertaining and addictive. Time passes quickly while listening to this wonderful series and when book one is over, don’t be sad. You have six more.
What are some of your favorite audio books to listen to on long trips?
First Published July 10, 2014.