Baby Pictures APK
1.0 for Android 4.0 and up and up
Package name: com.andromo.dev601172.app672290
I love listening to audiobooks. I share my enthusiasm with teachers, parents, students, family members, and anyone else who will listen. Many rejoice right along with me in their merits. But, at other times, my enthusiasm is met with comments such as "That's not really reading, is it?" or "I won't let my students listen to audiobooks because that's cheating." Listening to books is certainly different from reading books, but is it cheating? Does listening to audiobooks count as reading? I suppose the answer to that question must come from one's own definition of reading. If reading is understanding the content of the story or the theme, then audiobooks certainly succeed. No one would argue the importance of decoding in teaching children to read. But, understanding the message, thinking critically about the content, using imagination, and making connections is at the heart of what it means to be a reader and why kids learn to love books. In the old days you used to have to carry loads of tapes and constantly flip them over and change them while you drove. Even with CDs, often books require three or five or ten discs to cover a book. An on the other hand can hold a library's worth. If you're using it for road trips, rig up a tape adapter and a power source and avoid FM transmitters that are frequently buggy. My favorite audiobooks in the past year or so (all links go to the iTunes Music Store, which requires iTunes be installed): Any audiobook by David Sedaris (if you like his comedy). I don't even buy his books anymore. After I heard him speak on a book tour and listened to an audiobook I had read previously, I was hooked. You completely miss his perfect comedic timing when you read his text. He's a comic genius that requires his work to be read aloud by him to be fully enjoyed. Steve Martin is another comic genius with great timing. I've read Shopgirl in print, but enjoyed it more aloud. I've heard all his other books as a result. He's wonderful with prose and dry humor.
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