Audiobooks And Literacy
A new research study confirms that listening to audiobooks can have a powerful impact on literacy development. This study joins a growing body of research on the subject. Although the study does have some limitations, a few significant takeaways are:
This seems like a good time to remind you that we have a number of audiobooks in our library. In addition, students can stream them from the McAuliffe Library website. Also, an organization called SYNCH is offering free downloadable audiobooks to teens all summer long. Finally, the Denver Public Library offers free regular and downloadable audiobooks.
Educator Denise Johnson suggests using audiobooks to:
Please let me know if you would like help choosing or accessing audiobooks for yourselves or your families. For those of you planning to take road trips this summer, I highly recommend listening to audiobooks as you look out your car windows at the beautiful American landscape rolling by. Nothing promotes discussion within a family like listening to a good book together!
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