Do you need a kindle for Audible whispersync deals?

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I’d like to start a new little feature I’m calling Saturday Q&A. I receive questions by email or social media all the time, and rather than stay in my email inbox, I thought I’d take the opportunity to turn them into posts. At the bottom of the post you’ll find a contact form where you can submit your question to be answered in a future article! ~ because you asked ~ I get this question a lot, so it seemed … Read More

Top 10 Audio Books for the Older Elementary Kids

You know I love audio books, so I couldn’t drop the subject without one more list of them. Last week I made my top ten list of audio books for younger kids, so I thought I should follow it up with a top ten list for the older elementary crowd. Narnia. You’re never too old for Narnia. Tom Sawyer. Southern dialect is a good thing to outsource. Huck Finn. Get the one done by Elijah Wood! Pilgrim’s Progress. The archaic … Read More

Getting the Most Out of Your Audible Membership

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A few weeks ago I had the privilege of recording with Sarah for her podcast, The Read-Aloud Revival. We talked all about audio books, which I love and rely on. The episode is out today! Head over to her site to check it out: For the occasion, I thought I’d share some of my favorite tips for getting the most out of a membership at Audible. I’ve been a member of Audible for over 2 years now, and I’ve found … Read More

Top 10 Audio Books for the Under-10 Crowd

I love audio books for myself and for my kids! Today I’ll share some of my favorites. And if you want to expand your audio book collection, check out my tips for getting the most out of an Audible membership. Find all my Audible tips & tricks listed here! It’s hard to believe that it’s already the end of our month of homeschooling lists! Everything from sanity strategies to book lists to managing life details to more book lists. It’s … Read More

Shakespeare for Kids: An Easy 5-Step Plan

Shakespeare can be an intimidating subject to introduce. Isn’t the language archaic and the doesn’t high quality mean high difficulty? Actually, the language isn’t that difficult when it’s read (that is, interpreted) by an experienced reader. The profound themes within plots were created not as pure art, but also to entertain the masses. Shakespeare was the hot movie in his day, and he can still be enjoyed that way today. You don’t have to wait for high school to do … Read More

How To Get Up To 15 Audible Audiobooks for $4 or less

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November is listener rewards month at Audible, and that means it’s a great time to work the system and get amazing audio books for less than a dollar each! Taking advantage of the listener reward months, free whispersync classics, and other promotions is how I have 131 audio books from audible from my 18-month membership, and I wasn’t even paying for credits for a number of those months. During listener reward months, Audible will credit your account with $10 if … Read More

Free or Cheap Audible Audio Books!

Try Audible and Get Two Free Audiobooks Several years ago Amazon and Audible launched “Whispersync for Voice,” where you can begin reading the Kindle version, then pick up in just the right spot in the audio version, then next time you open the Kindle book, it will take you to where you left off in the audio version, all automatically. Pretty nifty stuff. But, what I wanted to let you in on, is that they currently have a “Whispersync for … Read More

Read-aloud Cop Out: Audio Books in the Homeschool – Simply Convivial

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Six years ago on my previous blog, when my oldest who were 4 & 2, I wrote this: I have a secret. I can’t believe I’m making it public. I dislike reading aloud. Oh, I enjoy listening to books, whether it’s Matt narrating or it’s a book on tape. I highly enjoy taking books in through my ears. I just don’t like being the one to vocalize them. It’s Friday and I think I’ve read a total of three books … Read More

Homeschool Hours: Listening Hour – Simply Convivial

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Here we have another hour, and though it doesn’t fit the pattern of independent and tutoring times, it does fit as an hour block that can be fit in to any part of the day. For some reason, this is a revolutionary concept for me. I tend to set up my “ideal flow” and if, say, listening time is supposed to flow after Circle Time and Circle Time doesn’t happen or we have something else after Circle Time, then that … Read More