6 ways to keep your family entertained with audiobooks

Audiobooks are a brilliant way to entertain and engage children. Use them as an alternative to TV, on a long journey or even to relax those little tykes before bed; they’ll get lost in another world, laugh along with their favourite characters and even learn something new. This selection of our favourites are sure to keep all the family entertained. 

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1. Listen on a road trip

The fact-filled Ladybird Audio Adventures series travel through time and space and will make any long car journey far more fun, as well as teach kids about five fascinating topics that they will just love. There’s Dinosaur Times for budding archaeologists, The Animal Kingdom for animal fans, Outer Space for little stargazers, Amazing Vehicles for those who love cars and trucks and Deep Sea Dive for underwater adventures.

Ladybird Audio Adventures series

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2. Laze-away rainy days

Turning off the TV doesn’t mean children can’t enjoy stories from the characters they love! While it may cause an initial grumble, children can listen along to these audio stories and join Peppa Pig on one of her many escapades. Why not play along in your living room, too? 

Peppa Pig audiobooks

3. Cuddle up at bedtime

The Ten Minutes to Bed series is an audio treat for you as well as them: Suranne Jones (star of Doctor Foster) has expertly narrated the Little Unicorn, Little Monster and Little Mermaid audiobooks. These audiobooks are the perfect choice to calm your little monsters down at bedtime.

Ten Minutes to Bed audiobooks

4. Have a sing-a-long session

Everyone loves a good old sing-song, and what better excuse than some classic nursery rhyme audiobooks that will have you and your family singing along in no time! From ‘Three Blind Mice’ and ‘Two Little Dickie Birds’ to ‘Mary Had A Little Lamb’, you can share your own childhood faves with your tots and learn them together. 

Nursery rhyme audiobooks

5. Make prep for back-to-school fun

Teaching your children maths, or any school subject, might feel daunting, but audiobooks are here to help. They can make learning those tricky school subjects entertaining by using games and stories. And audiobooks like Everything Under the Sun are fun to listen to every day for interesting facts and make great additional learning tools outside school.

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6. And of course, everyone loves story time!

Cuddling up for story time is such an important part of the day. But what if your child is a reluctant reader? Audiobooks are a great way to build books into the day and these Ladybird Favourite Stories include many of the classics, from Jack and the Beanstalk, The Three Little Pigs and The Gingerbread Man.

Audiobooks for everyone

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