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Audio learning resources for children

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I am sharing my favorite choices for audio learning with kids — these resources have all been used by us, but we are always looking for more ideas, so please share below what stories you have loved listening to as a family during car ride trips or at the dinner table or during quiet time at home!

Our children crave knowledge. Every time we are in car, it’s learning time! Car time can be a productive time, but we have to be proactive! Put down the screens, and engage together. Your family will have lasting memories of the stories and songs you learn — when you make driving around a corporate time, you are bonding together, one minute at a time. I know this is difficult sometimes, but it is worth it!


Classical music, grammar, poetry, stories, memory work all can be done while cruising in the van!

Here are some of the audio resources we have used and that have worked for us!

Grammar & Poetry

Shurley English

First Language Lessons Vol. 1 & 2

Poetry by the greats, adapted by musical artist Ted Jacobs: A Child’s Garden of Verses, The Days Gone By, Back to the Garden

Mathematics & Latin

Skip Counting

Addition Songs

Subtraction Songs

Multiplication Songs

Division Songs

Song School Latin


Geography Songs

States & Capitals Songs

The Best of Schoolhouse Rock

Lingua Angelica Classical Music

Classical Favorites

Composer Sets from Simply Charlotte Mason

Maestro Classics: We got the complete set and are in love!  Highly recommend!

Outdoor Secrets: A living science book about nature and the outdoors.

Music Masters Complete Collection: 18 composers and their classics on 18 cds.  I am looking forward to getting this next year for our music class I teach!

**We are an on again/off again Classical Conversations family, so we are listening to our recitation cds a lot — my children love them and so do I as we learn history and science/math/Latin facts!

Stories for Children

Find books on cd from your local library. It is more difficult to listen to longer novels unless you will be in the car, or able to listen at home, for 30+ minute sessions.

We will definitely be checking out some classics either form the library or using the Kindle or Audible App in the car.  There are so many wonderful choices such as Robert Louis Stevenson’s Swiss Family Robinson or Treasure Island or E.B. White’s classics Charlotte’s Web or Stuart Little.  Some suggestions for stories you can break up your time with are are: Winnie the Pooh, various Fairy Tales treasuries, Rabbit Ears Treasuries, Peter Rabbit and all Beatrix Potter, The Boxcar Children (first nine books).

The Boxcar Children

Little House on the Prairie series

The Chronicles of Narnia (all seven books for one audible credit!)

The Green Ember

The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place (some scary elements)

The Wingfeather Saga

Rabbit Ears Treasury Series

Brinkman Adventure Series

The Story of the World: Volumes 1-4: We adore this series and are currently on Volume 3.  We listen to it whenever we are in the car these days.  My children love hearing more in depth details about the history sentences and timeline we are learning in our Classical conversations homeschool group.

The Odyssey

Your Story Hour

You can find many Classic Books for free at Audible.com.  You’ll have to sift through to find quality writing and material, but this is a wonderful resource.

You can also try your local library through Hoopla, Libby, Overdrive, or try Librivox for free as well.

Another option is to download books onto Yotocards for your portable Yoto Player!

Story Podcasts we listen to on our Sonos speakers at home include:

  • Great Big Treasury of Beatrix Potter
  • Story Time – Free children’s bedtime stories
  • Melody, Mystery & Mayhem Podcast
  • Storynory – Stories for Kids
  • Stories Podcast – A Free Children’s Story Podcast

Musical Bible Verses to listen to and memorize!

Sing the Word from A to Z {free printables here}

Songs for Saplings ABCs {free printables here}

Songs for Saplings 123s {free printables here}

Hide ‘Em in Your Heart

Scripture Memory Songs

Hidden in My Heart: Scripture Lullabies

What did I miss?  Please share what you are listening to with your children??!!


Grab a copy of these audio car learning resources suggestions in a PDF here!


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