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My tremendously supportive husband & I have 3 wonderful children, 1 dog, 12 laying hens, 2 dairy goats, 3 bee hives, and a 2000 sq foot vegetable garden on a small 1/4 acre lot in the city. In the center of it all is our small 1,000 sq foot house purchased in 2008 as a foreclosure that we fully renovated to host our growing family, home school adventures, and small home business (CozyLeaf.com). We have a desire to learn a path to self sufficiency finding ways to be good stewards of the resources God has given us. We want to learn to live with less as we laydown roots to our little homestead.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Audio books from Audible.com

Audio books are so fun for kids and adults! My kids love watching cartoons and I wish I could say we were a TV free house, but we are not...I'll admit it, my kids watch TV. One thing we have been doing to try and cut out the TV (but still have some "listening time") is snuggling up on the couch and listening to audio books. We still love to sit and read our own books, but audio books offer a whole new adventure to books!! The most fun is when we find an audio book to listen to that we actually have the hard copy book at home already and we can follow along!

You can always purchase hard copies of a book and CD combination, but those tend to be quite expensive. Audible.com offers downloadable audio books and have over 75,000 titles to browse through and purchase and you get a discount for monthly subscriptions Limited Time Offer - Get Your First 3 Months at Audible.com for $7.49/month!

My kids love listening to collections from Beatrix Potter (Peter Rabbit), Cat in the Hat, Curious George, Winnie the Pooh, and others. I personally have too many favorites. All of the titles have a small preview available to listen to, some are short (only about a minute) and some are longer (10+ minutes). I encourage you to browse their titles and listen to a few previews! Snuggle up on the couch with your kids and experience the wonderful children's stories with them. Some titles are animated with music (some classical composers) and sound effects to make them all the more enjoyable. I appreciate that the stories are read by adults with proper English and are not high pitched, fast paced, squeaky characters which is typical for modern cartoons. Also take some time by yourself to listen to a few titles. I feel this is the perfect way to relax after a long day...with a cup of hot tea of course :)

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