Five Excellent Reasons Why You Should Buy Audio Books For Children


Attention all parents! If you want to do something positive for your children, do them a favour and read this article, it will only take you a few minutes whilst I pass on the benefit of my experience as to why you should buy audio books for children!

I have four children; three are good readers and enjoy reading. The fourth is also a fairly good reader but was never happy about being encouraged to expand her reading capacity. Reading is a big part of the school curriculum in the U.K. so I felt I needed to look for a solution! I turned to Google to solve my problem and hit on the idea of giving my daughter some audio books to listen to. This approach produced instant results in my daughter. She now appreciates that audio books and indeed traditional books are not “boring” after all. This article details several more reasons why you should buy audio books for children, detailing the benefits that audio books provide to children.

Reason 1 – Get Them Away From The TV & Computer Games

Audio books can be very entertaining and there is nothing better than providing your children with a mind stimulating alternative to the TV or their Nintendo DX for 30 minutes a day. If you have a large family like mine it also teaches them to all sit quietly, listen and concentrate on a story.

Reason 2 – Improve Their Vocabulary

Like traditional books, listening to audio books will improve a child’s vocabulary. It is helpful if you are around to explain any words they don’t understand. If you buy an audio book that can be listened to by a broad range of ages, older children can help younger children understand any of the more difficult content.

Reason 3 – Expand Their Minds

Listening to an audio book is akin to reading in that it makes your children exercise their cognitive thought processes. To make the audio book come to life we have to use our imaginations to help us visualise the story mind’s eye. All these associated thought processes will help your children to become more confident and self-assured adult in later life.

Reason 4 – Build On Their Life Experiences

Audio books can be used as a great tool for building up experience of the world in which we live. The greater the audio book experience you provide to your children the better. When children are at a young age they are able to assimilate the information they hear easily. This newfound knowledge will manifest itself in their writing and conversation.

Reason 5 – Increased General Knowledge

Buy audio books for your children and you will be providing them with a vast source of general knowledge which, at some point in the future they will be able to tap into. The earlier you start the better, as this gives your children the best possible chance to build a good level of knowledge and assimilate it. Furthermore, the fantastic thing about audio books is that they can be listened to time and time again, giving you value for money at the same time.


I’m sure that by now having come to the end of this article, you don’t need any more convincing about the benefits of audio books and why you should buy audio books for children. Should you need winning over, let me recap on a couple of the reasons for you. By buying audio books for your children it will help to improve their vocabulary and general knowledge, expand their minds, increase the power of their writing and get them away from the TV.