I’ve been reading some more home education blogs today and came across Bruggie Tales and their posts about Audio Books Listening Up A Storm and Audio Books Update There are lots of suggestions for how to use audio books for children and adults as well as enjoying books and music on cd, mp3 player and cassette.
Being a lover of Open Source & Open Content I’m impressed with LibriVox From the LibriVox site:
LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain, and then we release the audio files back onto the net (podcast and catalog). Our objective is to make all books in the public domain available, for free, in audio format on the internet. We are a totally volunteer, open source, free content, public domain project.
Some of their books are very large to download but they can be downloaded chapter by chapter if you can’t download the whole thing at once.
Even though it’s school holidays here it doesn’t make much difference to us and our routine. I’m going to get some audio books from the library and possibly download some for us to listen to. I can put some on my laptop for the kids to listen to when I’m working.