A No-Complaints Car Trip!
Last weekend we drove 2 ½ hours to visit friends, and for the first time, my 6-year-old daughter, Jane, didn’t ask “How much longer?” every 10 minutes. Why? I finally bought us an audiobook. As the mother of a 17-year-old too, you’d think I would have tried this trick for car trips before, but somehow I never had. The assistant principal at Jane’s school had recently suggested it to a group of parents (she and her daughters had listened to Beverly Cleary’s entire Ramona series in the car) and I decided it was time to try it. The audiobook I bought was Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, which I thought be a good one because it’s comprised of individual stories. Jane loved it! After a couple of stories, my husband was ready to turn on the radio, but she insisted that we keep listening. Unfortunately, CD audiobooks aren’t cheap, so I’m going to investigate some of the rental and downloading services (Simply Audiobooks, Booksfree.com, Audible) to see who has the best and most reasonably priced selection of children’s books. Have you had success with any of these? Favorite books to listen to?Add a Comment