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Audio books for children represent a good portion of the audio book marketplace. It is no wonder since parents and children find this form of entertainment not only fun but educational as well. If an audio book for a child is produced well it will provide both an imaginative and exciting experience. In order to make it easier for parents audio books for children are provided in a variety of ways. The most popular and flexible way being to download them from the internet.

As a mother of 2 young children audio books for children are a great learning tool. They foster the joy of reading for smaller children that may not be able to read yet. They also give us an occasional break from physically reading a book to your child. Even older children that might not be avid readers can enjoy listening to an exciting audio book. A child audio book also fosters other skills such as listening and building a vocabulary. For those that may have difficulty learning to read, following along with an audio book will be a great help.

Audio books for children provide many of the benefits that normal reading provides. Yet they can actually stimulate reading because the narration of children's audio books exude a level of excitement and dramatization that a parent may not be able to duplicate. An audio book for a child is also a great idea for children as a bedtime story. Many times my children want me to read more books to them than I have the time or energy for. Of course it is no substitute for a parent reading a story to the child, but the right selection can provide a calming atmosphere conducive to falling to sleep.

As a parent you may be concerned with which audio books for children you should buy. This site offers a wide variety of children's audio books across a range of age levels. It is recommended that you browse that section since you may very well find the digital version of books your children already love. We also have the category broken down further into the below categories:

  • Action & Adventure
  • Animals
  • Classics
  • Fairy Tales
  • General
  • Horror & Ghost Stories
  • Humor
  • Love & Romance
  • Miscellaneous
  • Myths & Legends
  • Over 10s
  • Religious
  • Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Magic
  • Short Stories
  • Under 10s

And as is usual for our sites you can hear a sample for each title. As a parent you should assess whether the titles are appropriate for the age of your child. As the child gets older you will find that their audio book library can grow across all the above categories.

Audio books for children are a great alternative to TV and video games. They are just as exciting if not more so and have a great list of benefits.

They can:

  • strengthen a child's imagination
  • increase their vocabulary
  • improve their listening skills
  • teach subjects like learning a new language
     

Lastly since audio books for children are available as downloadable MP3 files they are often less expensive and easier to access than other formats.