Quality audio books provide quality narration.
Children who listen to skillfully presented audio books learn vocabulary words beyond their years – including their correct pronunciation – from their favorite books. Not only does this make them better writers, they also discover the value of proper enunciation, inflection and pacing for effective verbal communication.
Audio books paint a word picture.
Skilled narrators know how to incorporate a variety of character voices into their reading, leading the imagination to create vivid pictures in the mind..
Audio books encourage independent learning.
While there is nothing like sharing a book as a family, audio books also allow children to explore literature on their own without concern for the limitations of reading levels.