Audiobooks can help kids who have reading issues like poor vision, poor comprehension skills, ADHD, and dyslexia. These issues let kids listen to a book read aloud as they look at the words and learn to read.
Audiobooks read by real people
Certainly, actors usually aloud read an audiobook recording. A person reads the text, which include changes in tone and emotion.
- Audiobook is from a human voice that can improve comprehension and vocabulary. Hearing new words from a human voice can help kids and second-language learners with comprehension and vocabulary.
- An audiobook is a recording of just one specific book.
- Audiobooks formatted as MP3 files that can played on a computer or mobile phone.
“Audiobooks, especially when read by humans,
can be an important part of success...”
Co-Founder, Wilson Language Training, and author of the Wilson Reading System
Receiving information both visually and audibly reinforces word recognition, improves fluency, builds vocabulary, and supports the development of comprehension skills.
Kids listen to the book read aloud may have a printed copy of the book and turn the pages to read along. Some newer versions of audiobooks sync the audio recording to digital text. In that case, kids can hear words read and see them highlighted on a screen. Kids can select “jump forward” or “back option” to different parts of an audiobook, but it can be hard to rewind or fast forward and locate the specific segment.
- Audiobooks can be free or reasonably priced. Might be available at local libraries.
- Newer types of audiobooks that sync to digital text cost more but can still be fairly priced.
A parent can buy an audiobook for every book a child wants to read. Or they can use a service and pay a yearly fee for as audiobooks as their child chooses to read. Here are some places to look for audiobooks:
Audiobooks for Little Ones
While audiobooks help students with dyslexia and other reading problems, this also bridges the reading gap by providing reasonable access to grade-level content in a format that students can easily absorb. Listening to audiobooks can also bridge the gap between decoding words and assigning meaning.
One of the best things about audiobooks is that you can listen to them anytime and anywhere, and in days of tablets, smartphones, and smart speakers - listening to stories is easier than ever before.
Audiobooks unlock a child’s love of reading, enables all children (regardless of their reading ability) to access and explore the incredible world of stories, which brought to life by a range of exciting voices, different accents, and sound effects.