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Pollyanna - Audio Book
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When Pollyanna Whittier becomes orphaned, she goes to live with her rather strict Aunt Polly, but Aunt Polly is not at all prepared for Pollyanna!
With her infectious energy and her determination to see the best in every situation, Pollyanna brings sunshine into the lives of everyone around her. But not everyone wants it – and Pollyanna has a lot of work to do to persuade some people that there is a good side to everything. But will being glad be enough for Pollyanna herself when she faces the biggest struggle of her life?
This irrepressible book, first published in 1913, has entertained and fascinated each generation of girls since. It was adapted into a famous 1960 film with Hayley Mills in the title role. It was also done as a silent film in 1920 starring Mary Pickford and as a TV film in 2003 – further evidence of its continuing popularity.
Typically children spend the first ten to twelve years of their lives with an intellectual capacity that exceeds their reading ability. Involved parents recognize this and make reading to their children a part of their everyday routine. As a result, those children tend to have improved listening and comprehension skills, larger vocabularies, and better imaginations. But even in families where read-aloud books are the norm, most teaching parents just do not have the luxury of spending countless hours reading to their children. For them, audiobooks are a windfall.
Encourages Critical Thinking
Just like with reading, listening to an audiobook requires that the child work to interpret the meaning, think critically about the content, and use his imagination. Also, audiobooks can expose your child to unfamiliar dialects, accents, or even the pronunciation of certain uncommon words. This exposure will develop your child's sense of the rich and various ways in which language can be used to convey meaning.
Easier to Digest
In many cases, a child that would balk at reading a classic book will eagerly listen to the same title read by an animated and skilled reader. And sometimes, due to the intensity and the emotional grip of an unusually gifted reader, the listener may retain even more of the storyline than if he had read it himself.
Multitasking Now Possible - Drudgeries Become Enticing
On top of that, using audiobooks in homeschool gives parents time to deal with more pressing issues. And audiobooks used on vacations or commutes provide a link to a vast array of topics for discussion between the listening parents and children. Plus, audiobooks can make the dreariest tasks -- be they cleaning, weeding, or folding laundry -- the highlight of the day. Merely insert a CD and be instantly transported into the virtual pages of a book. And there is nothing quite as relaxing as doing a craft while listening to a book on tape. Professionally recorded classics bring life and depth to your whole family's literary experience.
Abridged or Unabridged?
Many of the classic audiobooks we sell are abridged, and some families are confused as to what the difference is between abridged and unabridged audiobooks. Simply put, an unabridged audiobook contains every word from the original book. An abridged audiobook is shortened, to make it more of a manageable listen.
As you know, books were written to be read silently. Because we read in our heads faster than we can read out loud, what would be an enjoyable read becomes laborious to listen to. While countless readers skim over boring passages, that of course is impossible to do when listening to an audiobook. So most families prefer the abridged version where the nonessential is removed. Any audiobook that has been skillfully and painstakingly abridged will maintain the heart of the original work while enhancing the listening experience.
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