Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Back to School: Promoting Literacy With Audiobooks. Plus Win a One-Year Subscription To Audiobooks.com!

Have you tried audiobooks yet? I've been a big listener ever since Books On Tape but now listen through the Overdrive or Audible apps on my iPhone. Books are usually borrowed from my local library, although I've purchased many through Audible.com and downloaded dozens from Audiofile's Audiobook Sync summer program. Like my Kindle library, my audiobook library is stuffed to overflowing and my to-be-read list may never get fully read.

Some of my favorite times to listen? In the car, especially on long trips back home to Massachusetts, while floating in my pool, during the dreaded housework. 

I love audiobooks so much that all of my own books are available in audio.

But audiobooks are not only useful tools for entertaining and educating adults. It turns out they can also help your children do well in school.

Every parent knows that kids’ brains are like sponges, soaking up drops of information and words (even the four-letter ones we don’t always want them to). But did you know that 85 percent of what we learn is learned by listening?

According to the Audio Publishers Association, listening increases reading accuracy by 52 percent, and combining print and audio increases memory 40 percent over print alone.

Audiobooks.com is making it easier (and more fun!) for kids to expand their vocabularies, increase reading speed, improve fluency, and teach pronunciation. Audiobooks.com offers an app-based audiobook subscription service with access to 125,000 bestsellers, new releases and classic favorites. No matter what genre your child gravitates towards, Audiobooks.com has lots of exciting kids content that can be enjoyed while waiting for appointments, before bedtime, and during car rides (the age-old question “Are we there yet?” will become a thing of the past, even for reluctant readers). Just in time for back to school. Make any time learning time!

One lucky entrant selected by the entry form will receive a FREE one-year subscription to Audiobooks.com (ARV $160).  That means 125,000 premium audiobooks of your choice that you can instantly stream and download to your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to get listening tips, recommendations, and more. Open for entry from September 4th to September 18th, 2018. Open to entrants in the US, 18 years and older. The selected winner will have 24 hours to respond to the notification email to claim this prize or a new winner will be selected. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment. Best of luck! Enter now! When you're finished, leave a comment below and you'll be entered to win an audiobook of one of my titles.

Happy listening

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