Not all kids like to read. For some...they may think it's boring. For others...for whatever reason, it just may be hard. I know of a lot of parents who are turning to Audio Books for their kiddos, but for us, that just wasn't keeping the kids attention.
For both Luka and Dani, they had nothing to do with their eyes but to stare off and that just wasn't enough to keep them interested. It didn't matter how good the book was, they would drop it after ten minutes.
Six grade was also challenging to say the least when it came to reading. I could not get my son to pick up a book to save my life. Now if it was a graphic novel, sure. But a chapter book- heck no! Add to it, if a teacher did get him to read, it was clear that he wasn't really reading what was on the page and I can't say that he fully comprehended it either.
With audio narration, you're able to have your book read to you (through a professional narrator-just like an audio book) while at the same time the text that is being read is highlighted in front of you. Giving you the ability to read along.
A perfect fit!
Audio Narration is easy to get, and is available as an upgrade at the time of your Kindle Book purchase. It then automatically syncs in your Kindle or Kindle App. If you have already purchased your book without the upgrade and would like to get it, that is also possible. In your Kindle (or Kindle App) there is a sync option that let's you know if an Audio Narration upgrade is available. You can get it there.
In my opinion, it has led to better comprehension overall and way more excitement! My son also goes through far more books, stays focused way longer and asks to read every night. He loves it that much!
But try it for yourself.
There are tons of books to choose from. Luka was just reading the 39 Clues Series and has since moved onto the Percy Jackson series. But the skies the limit. I will say that if your child does read a lot using the Audio Narration and you want to try different kinds of books it might be better to purchase Amazon Prime, as they give a lot of Kindle books for free.
Until next time,
P.S. I'm curious...Have you tried Audio Narration before? If so, what did you love about it? What about Audio Books? Love 'em or hate 'em? Tell me in the comments below.