Keep kids entertained while they’re stuck indoors with free Audible audiobooks

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What better way to while away the day than with a book on tape?
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Struggling for ways to entertain your kids with schools out and social distancing in play? Streaming audiobook company Audible has your back.

Audible is offering free audiobook stories for kids to “help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.” (And, hopefully one day, Audible subscribers.)

The free offer doesn’t cover every kids’ audiobook on Audible. However, it’s an impressive range, including (but certainly not limited to) Winnie-the-Pooh and Beatrix Potter books for younger listeners, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland for elementary school age kids, Darren Shan’s Cirque du Freak: A Living Nightmare and Kenneth Grahame’s The Reluctant Dragon for tweens, etc.

The free audiobooks are divided into different age categories, and cover a broad range of genres. They are also available in six different languages.

Audible is a great service, and this is a nice touch that’s sure to build up some goodwill. And, if you’re a parent, maybe buy you a bit of precious time to get some chores done, or just prepare a meal or the next homeschool lesson.

You can check out the selection here. You can stream the audio on desktops, laptops, phone and tablets. The Audible app is available to download for iOS here.