I just discovered LibriVox, a free audio book app and website, and I'm wondering how to use it most effectively. There are books on the website in our target language (French) but I'm wondering, since my son is not completely fluent, if it would be too frustrating to listen to an audio book in French with no accompanying text? Or do I just play it in the car and let him sort it out? He's 3, by the way. Any feedback would be appreciated.
My daughter enjoys audiobooks (and has for a couple of years, starting when she was your son's age), but mostly of characters she already knows from books or TV shows. I think it would be harder/less interesting for a child with a completely new character and setting. I don't know what LibriVox has on offer, but maybe start with something featuring characters he already knows?
Just downloaded Librivox but notice a lot of the books are higher level for the Spanish. I might use this for myself during commutes or to help my husband learn. They do have The Little Prince though. I'm also thinking of playing this in the background during her playtime.
We have listened to a few audiobooks (he does not really want new ones, he is happy to listen to the same one for ever and ever... The monkey with a bright blue bottom on a 4-hour car trip... hum hum). Anyway. For a few of them, we started first listening in the car, without the book (including the above mentioned monkey) and he likes them anyway.
Post by Abbi Gutierrez on Apr 13, 2018 6:28:08 GMT 9
I've downloaded quite a lot of Librivox audio books for my son. The level is quite high so I only started from around age 5 at bedtime. I think before that he would just lose concentration, although maybe it would be OK in the car as there's not much else to do...and maybe they will fall asleep!
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