June is Audiobook Appreciation Month!
Audiobooks are a fun alternative to traditional reading. A study from the Gallant Lab at UC Berkeley found that hearing a story activates the same portion of your brain as reading. So listening to audiobooks isn’t “cheating” but a wonderful way to keep your child engaged.
Want to know how to celebrate? Check out our tips for celebrating Audiobook Appreciation Month below!
- Peruse your library’s audiobook section for free titles you can bring on the go.
- Listen to an audiobook with your child on your way to daycare or school.
- Play an audiobook of your child’s favorite book while you do household chores like cooking or cleaning.
- Check out the Storytime section of the Barbershop Books E-Library for a combination of audio and traditional reading. Our E-Library has a collection of 60 Storytime videos and over 40 digital childrens books written by diverse authors.