I recently spent 12 hours in a car with my 3-year-old and 1-year-old, and it was madness. My neck muscles are actually stiff from craning around so often to answer their questions, hand them snacks and toys, and do my best to keep everyone's sanity intact. We survived, but only because I had loaded up my phone with audiobooks. I swear by them. So if you're wondering what audiobooks to download for your kids that you will find interesting, too, I've got you covered.
Early on, my husband and I made a commitment to raise our kids in a basically "screen-free" environment. Now, that ethos was certainly put to the test on this most recent road trip, when all I wanted to do was shove my tablet at them and say "watch anything, anything at all", just to buy myself some quiet moments. Yet, with the audiobooks I had on hand, we did okay and I feel good knowing that I was doing something positive for their developing minds. Audiobooks can help introduce children to books above their reading level, foster critical listening skills, and introduce new vocabulary, according to Reading Rockets.
If you're worried that queuing up a kid's book on the car speakers will drive you nuts, don't worry. There are some good ones out there that you'll actually enjoy, and you'll be sad when it's over.