I love summer vacation and planning a road trip adventure, but sometimes traveling with young children can be exhausting. It can be tough to keep them entertained. One way to make your summer road trip easier, and get your kids off their handheld video games, is to play an audiobook the entire family can enjoy.

random-house_160x160Random House Audio and Listening Library have put together an amazing website called tryaudiobooks.com that offers suggestions for audiobook material based on the activity you’ll be engaged in. From family road trips to running, crafting to traveling for business, they’ve got you covered with several sample clips to try. They also include recommendations and offer a personal audiobook assistant to find an audiobook that’s the right length for your adventure. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, one audiobook per genre (runner, crafter, family road tripper, business traveler, and tech/sci-fi enthusiast) will be available for download for free!

This website offers advice from Parade about why it’s important for your child to continue to read throughout the summer and keep them at grade level.  But reading doesn’t have to be with a physical book.  Audiobooks are a great way of exposing your kids to language and engaging their imagination.  Not sure where to start?  TryAudiobooks.com offers great suggestions from Random House Audio as well as a list of good picks from USA Today.

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