Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Have I told you about my TV. . AKA . . .Audio Listening. . .

   We have had the same TV since 1996.  I thought we were all unique until I started talking to other homeschoolers.  Apparently, this is a trend.  We are all waiting for our old analog TV's to die.
   Oops, now I'm straying from my topic.

  Some time ago I started buying audios for my children to listen to.  It was in lieu of TV.  I thought I would share some of our family  favorites with you.

  Jim Weiss has many wonderful audio CD's.  Here's his company, Greathall Productions.  The first homeschool convention I attended he was next to speak in the auditorium that I was in.  People started filing in and seemed very enthused to see him.  I soon discovered why and sat on the edge of my seat as he wove his storytelling magic.  You can view his work by subject, age, and in chronological order.

We are also crazy about Adventures in Odyssey.  My children are glued to their audio players while listening to this.  We had a virtually silent car from our doorstep  to the parking lot of the Field Museum in Chicago.   You can download some episodes for free at the web site.  They also can be purchased through CBD or Library and Education.    My husband and I are always surprised at how involved we become in these entertaining episodes.

We also love Your Story Hour, The Jonathan Park series, and Lamplighter Theater.

Do you have any others you love?  Let me know.  I am always looking for more audios.



Anonymous said...

Has the family listened to The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings on CD? Rob Inglis is amazing and my sons still talk about listening to them. Here is the link: http://www.amazon.com/The-Hobbit-J-R-R-Tolkien/dp/0788789821

Here is a dramatized version from National Public Radio of these books too, but this version is abridged.

ohiohomeschool said...

Hello--We have listened to the NPR one. I am not sure on the other one. I will check it out. Thanks so much for letting me know. :-)