Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Works For Me Wednesday


This week my tip involves traveling with kids. When ever we are about in embark on a long journey, which to my kid involves anything longer than about 10 miles, but anyway, we head to the library first. But not just for books, which aren't usually allowed to travel for fear they won't come back. We go for books on tape or CD. We are lucky our van has both players. It has been wonderful. My children have listened to many stories that we haven't had the time to do as read alouds at home. Just a few have been:

These have been lifesaver on long trips and are enjoyed by the whole family.

For other great tips visit Shannon over at Rocks In My Dryer.

10 comments:

Nettie said...

We LOVE books on tape. Not only for long trips, but for tooling around town. Its such a great way to expose the kids to great literature that is just out of their reading level. Great tip to share!

Dawn said...

We always have a book on tape in our car. We have 'read' more books than I can count that way. You have GOT to get the Junie B. Jones books read by Lana Quintal. She is the PERFECT Junie B.

janice said...

that is sooooo good. I have never done that - whcih is crzy! i have brought his learning french and his music cds, but no tthe books. good plan - gonna do it this summer!!

my wfmw is up too

Tess said...

we do books on tape/cd for us grownups, makes the trip go so fast. sometimes we miss the exit ! :)

aggiejenn said...

Great idea! I can't wait until my little one is old enough to really enjoy this.

Sue said...

A love of books and reading is a wonderful gift to give your children!
I actually use your tip when my grandkids are in our van.
My WFMW is up :-)

Mom2fur said...

A series of books that were great favorites of my son (now 23) were "The Boxcar Children." Your kids might enjoy those!

Carol said...

Books on tape rock! Love your selection.

theresa said...

Good one...we just recently got a library card and made our first check-out of books, now I'm goigng to have to check out the books on tapes! Tks, I never thought about this.

Amy from Ezekiel's Garden said...

We do this, too!! Only, we even use it for shorter trips around town. Sometimes, we bring it in because it is so interesting, and we sit around the stereo to listen. I LOVE your idea! :)