Tuesday, June 4, 2013

SOTW4
During our San Diego trip we have finished listening to The Story of the World Vol 4. Now our 6 year old has a pretty good grasp of major historic events from early nomads to modern times. I have to say that while listening to Volume 4, my German husband and myself kept shaking our heads or laughing over either “bending of truth” or gross oversimplification of events of the 20th century,  but still this is a great introduction to history, and I am surprised to see how many interesting questions or parallels pop up out of our daughter from time to time. May 22_PlayerShe was especially interested in the reasons for the first two World Wars and wanted to know if WWIII is likely. It was good to be able to tell her that it seems less likely now than it was when her father and I were growing up on the opposite sides of the Wall that divided Europe and the rest of the world. Smarty has all the books on her music player and is listening to her favorite parts from time to time. And now it’s time to find some new audio books that we could all listen to on trips. Any advise for both fiction and non-fiction audio books?

10 comments:

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

I need recommendations for books also! We did enjoy listening to the children's historical fiction book Bread, and Roses too about the mill riots in Massachusetts.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Half Magic is still my favorite children's audio book. And, any of the Beverly Cleary books - they'd be very simple reading for Anna, but she might enjoy listening to them.

Joyful Learner said...

Moongobble series
Emily Windsnap series
Sophie's World - great introduction to philosophy!




Joyful Learner said...

Also, Jim Weiss has a collection of CDs that are even better than SOTW.

Joyful Learner said...

One more suggestion as K is into American Girls Collections. She is particularly fond of Molly from WWII! She's read the collection and then saw the movie. I'm not sure if they have an audio but might be worth checking out.

Ticia said...

All 3 of my kids love the first 3 Harry Potter books, but probably too scary.

Hank the Cow Dog is silly, and fun.

American Girl doll books on audio are really fun, and all 3 of my kids love them. Not too suspenseful.

Ella Enchanted....... Thor's Wedding Day....... Ummm I need to look through our collection for more suggestsions.

Yelena said...

we listen to a lot of audio books. These are the ones we've listened to at least 3 times - Diary of the Whimpy Kid (especially the Dog Days of Summer); Cosmic; Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle series; The Farmer Boy; N.E.R.D.S.; George and the Big Bang; The Lighthouse; Ghosthunters and the Incredibly Revolting Ghost (by Cornelia Funke); and The Dragon Slayers Academy.

Autumn said...

We love listening to Chronicles of Narnia and Little House on the Prairie. Also, I've heard that Wind in the Willows read by Flo Gibson is very good.

Erica MomandKiddo said...

So funny about "bending of the truth!". I feel that way about a lot of history books, too. Or at least their gross oversimplification.

SarahElisabeth Jones said...

My six year old liked Michael Morpurgo's Adophus Tips audio book. This would fit in well with the WWII theme.