Tuesday, November 17, 2009

What we've been listening to

Despite losing some conversation time with the kids, I still love what listening to books on CD in the car does for us. They make for nice calm family drives, and it tucks another learning activity into time that was mostly just wasted before.

In the last month we've listened to:

The Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling, read by Jim Weiss. Short, funny, and full of wonderful language ("he was a man of infinite resource and sagacity"), but the CD only lasted us one day of errands.

Freddie Goes to Florida by Walter R. Brooks, read by Jim McDonough. In this Freddie installment, the animals decide to migrate to Florida for the winter, so it was perfect for the turn to cold weather around here. I like McDonough's reading style, which is not too dramatic or full of silly-voices, and it's a long book so it lasted us for over a week.

The Stones of Green Knowe by L.M. Boston, read by Simon Vance. The Green Knowe series is about a very old house and how the children who have lived there are able to journey through time and have other magical experiences. We've read most of the series out loud in the past, so this installment was nice to find on CD.

Catwings by Ursula LeGuin, was sweet, but very short, so we listened to it all yesterday and today.

Any suggestions? It looks like we will keep on doing this, so we're going to need to find more titles!

1 comment:

  1. We love listening to books on CD in the car. Our all time favorite is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. We're also fans of the Magic Tree House CDs and Mrs. Piggle Wiggle.