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Audiobook Playaways

The Challenger Library is now home to over 50 Audiobook Playaways! Thanks to a grant from the Delta Kappa Gamma Educational Foundation (www.dkg.org), we purchased 50 Audiobook Playaways and printed books to go along with each playaway.

The Playaway allows students to not only read a book, but hear the book read aloud by hooking headphones or speakers up to the device.

An audiobook can provide many benifits to students, including, but no limited to, the following:

  • Increased enthusiasm for reading
  • Students are often able to comprehend books at a higher level when hearing the book read aloud
  • Teaches critical listening skills
  • Introduces new vocabulary and difficult proper names and locations with ease
  • Gives students opportunites to try different genres that they might not normally read
  • So much more!

Check out this great article on reading audiobooks through the Reading Rockets website:

http://www.readingrockets.org/article/benefits-audiobooks-all-readers

Come check out a Playaway today!