Sunday, April 28, 2019

Audiobooks for the Youngest Listeners

Here are a few Eric Carle and Bill Martin Jr. audiobooks I enjoyed while my son was aged 17 - 21 months. As with everything related to toddlers, our feelings depended on hunger, how long the car ride was, the weather, and every other factor under the sun...your experience may vary!

Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr. and Eric Carle

This is the gold standard of audiobooks for us. I wonder if it's because it's the first one he listened to or if it's because he already loved the book, but whenever I put this on, my son would quiet himself and pay close attention.

Gwyneth Paltrow is the narrator, but it doesn't make a difference because her voice isn't distinctive. It is a warm and kind voice, though, and that makes listening fun. This one is worth buying.
Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? is a follow-up to the above. We hadn't read this one before listening, but my son loved it almost as much. It was nice to have some animals we hadn't encountered before, like the macaroni penguin and the water buffalo. Again, Paltrow's voice is soothing and friendly. Check this one out of the library.