Entertaining children is not always an easy task, whether its at home, in the car, on holiday or on a plane. My girls love books, and Alice who can read loves to sit and read a book. But after a busy day, or on a car journey reading a book can be quite tiring for her. Whilst she is a capable reader, it still takes a lot of concentration to read a book, which she is often too tired to do. I’ve recently been introduced to Ladybird Audio Adventures from Penguin Audio and I don’t know why I hadn’t thought about audio books for the girls before.
There has been a big growth in audio books and they are a brilliant way to build more stories into life. Alice was excited to sit and listen to a story, after a day out.
We looked at the Ladybird Audio Adventures collection, which are aimed for children aged 4-8 years old. In the collection is, Dinosaur Times, Deep Sea Dive, Outer Space, Amazing Vehicles and Animal Kingdom. Alice choose The Animal Kingdom and it was really easy to navigate the site and get to the ‘Play Now’ page.
Alice really enjoyed the story and she finished it in 2 sittings. I asked her what she thought about listening to a book, and she said ‘It’s great that I still get to listen to a story, when I’m too tired to read a book. It was nice to listen to it in the car and the journey went quickly’. This is exactly why audiobooks are great for families. We all know how hard car journeys, or in fact any journey on a plane or a train, can be and listening to the audiobook entertained Alice perfectly. It also meant less screen time, which is what we can often use on a car journey.
The screen just has this on it when you are listening to the audiobook, which meant that Alice could just put the iPad down and enjoy the story.
Of course Holly wanted to listen to an audiobook too and we looked at the Ladybird Adventures to see which one she would like to listen to. She choose the Amazing Vehicles to listen to and she loved it. She loved the different elements to it, with lots of fun sound effects.
The Ladybird Audio Adventures start from £11.99 and you can purchase them here.
The girls really enjoyed listening to the audio books and they’ve been great for car journeys and giving them some quiet time at the end of a busy day over the summer.
I have a giveaway for one lucky reader to win a Ladybird Adventures CD. All you have to do to enter is head to the rafflecopter below, it ends on Sunday 22nd September 2019. Good Luck!
Disclosure: We were kindly given a subscription to be able to download our audiobooks for the purpose of this review. All views, opinions and photos are my own.