Keep the Kids Entertained at Home with Five Children’s Audiobooks

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05/26/2020

Keep Kids Entertained and Feed Their Imaginations with Children’s Audiobooks

Listens that inspire young imaginations

Parents have more on their plate than ever before. Across Canada, school boards have moved to online classes and daycares are closed. Meanwhile parents are working from home and trying to juggle it all.

There’s a lot on your plate. You’re struggling to keep the kids on task with school, find something for them to do all day and meet your own work obligations. It’s not easy to balance it all, but you’re not alone. If you’re looking for a way to keep your kids occupied and engaged during the day, and also give yourself an end-of-the-day reward for all your hard work, one of Audible’s 450,000 audiobook titles might just be the perfect answer.

When there’s nowhere to go, you’ve got the perfect excuse to curl up on the couch — with the kids or by yourself — and explore the perfect title. Just ask Alexa to start playing your next pick.

Audible offers a huge selection of options to choose from for both kids and adults. Give your eyes a break and settle in to savour your next listen.

Five Titles to Keep Your Children Entertained

Keeping kids of any age entertained is a challenge on the best of days. We’ve picked five audiobooks that are guaranteed to get your child paying attention. Appealing to a range of age groups, you’re sure to find something from our collection of great audiobooks for kids that will feed your child’s imagination.

Ages 6 and Up

Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo

In challenging times, it helps to have role models. You won’t find any princesses who need saving in Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls. Instead you will find some of the most extraordinary and inspiring women from across history. Their biographies are told in bedtime story style, so kids age five and up can learn about women like Elizabeth I, Hillary Clinton, mathematician Ada Lovelace and many more.

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

Author:
Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo
Narrator:
Alicia Keys, Ashley Judd, Danai Gurira, Janeane Garofalo, Phillipa Soo, Esperanza Spalding, Samira Wiley, Mozhan Marnò, Rowan Blanchard
Length:
3:20
Series:
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
Type:
Unabridged Audiobook

A Robot Girl Ruined My Sleepover by Rebecca Patterson

Sleepovers may be out of the picture for the foreseeable future, but at least your kids won’t have to worry about robots crashing the party. In a high-tech future where people live on the moon and robot kids go to school, Lyla is chosen to show a new robot student around. At first, Clara 2.2 seems like the perfect friend – until their friendship hits a glitch. A Robot Girl Ruined My Sleepover is all about what friendship really means.

A Robot Girl Ruined My Sleepover: Moon Girl, Book 2

Author:
Rebecca Patterson
Narrator:
Eloise Mignon
Length:
2:55
Series:
Moon Girl
Type:
Unabridged Audiobook

Ages 9 and Up

Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja by Marcus Emerson

How does a scrawny kid in 6th grade become a ninja? Find out first-hand in the diary of Chase Cooper, a kid whose first day at a new school leads to a big adventure that will force Chase to confront the meanest bully in school. Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja is the first in an 11-part series for kids age nine and up. Get this one for the kid who’s always daydreaming about their own epic showdowns with fearsome enemies.

Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja

Author:
Marcus Emerson
Narrator:
Josh Hurley
Length:
1:43
Series:
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja
Type:
Unabridged Audiobook

Ages 10 and Up

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

Are children's stories featuring animals popular in your house? From Peter Rabbit to Mr. Toad, talking animals have a cherished place in children’s literature and Charlotte’s Web is one of the most-beloved stories in the genre. E.B. White’s nostalgic descriptions of farm life and lovable cast of barnyard animals will light up any child’s imagination. Charlotte’s Web is the kind of story that leaves kids feeling like they’ve made new best friends.

Charlotte's Web

Author:
E.B. White
Narrator:
E.B. White, George Plimpton
Length:
3:34
Type:
Unabridged Audiobook

Find More Great Stories for Kids

These five children’s stories are sure to be hits, but there is plenty more to explore. Audiobooks aren’t just entertainment; they can also be a learning experience. Does your child love Disney movies? Now is a great time to introduce them to the fairy tales and folk tales that inspired classics like* Cinderella* and The Little Mermaid. There’s a world of stories out there to discover.

Audible Stories

If you’re running out of new stories to keep your children entertained, we want you to know about our new streaming platform: Audible Stories. You can stream hundreds of free, full-length audiobooks and other titles right on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet, all without a pre-existing Audible membership.

With Audible Stories, hundreds of titles have been made available to keep young minds engaged. Explore this collection of free streaming audiobooks and start listening right away.

Listening with Audible helps keep the kids engaged and independently entertained for hours. Great stories are fuel for the imagination that stay with you long after you’ve finished the last chapter. Give your kids more to dream about while they’re stuck at home.

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