The flu takes a captive audience each year, some audiences larger than others. When your own reduced energy from a cold or a sick child makes life slow down (or come to a screeching halt), try a little audio therapy. Listen online, download an MP3 on favorite mobile device, or pop a book on cd in a player.
Classics and best sellers are free and readily available through Chester County Library System’s Overdrive website, so there’s no reason for school aged kids to lose track of reading assignments. Everything from Curious George and the Boxcar Children to The Hobbit and the Life of Pi is available. Grab a cup of tea and listen with them.
If you prefer to keep your copy, Audible.com allows a new customer to try the first download for free. They have a best sellers list that includes family-pleasers as well as New York Times best sellers from which to choose.
Even eyes worn with fever might be distracted for a little while by the Adventures in Odyssey’s Whit’s End website, which posts a new 30-minute audio adventure each day online. They’re rated for elementary aged kids, but the radio theater style recording appeals to all ages.
Don’t let the flu keep you trapped at home! Listen to an audiobook adventure and get away for a while, regardless of your budget, then tell us your favorite.