We Make Your Kids Smarter
by Elizabeth Rodgers | Friday, February 18th, 2011
The tagline for Audiobooks For Your Kids, “We Make Your Kids Smarter”, comes from an idea put forth by Jim Trelease in his great book, The Read Aloud Handbook, which I would recommend to anyone interested in raising a reader. The Cliffs’ Notes version (ah, the irony) of his book is this: If you read to your kids everyday, even after they know how to read, the will develop a love of reading. One of the main reasons for this is that you, as a parent, have shown your child that you are willing to spend quality time with him around this activity.
That love of reading translates into a child who allows books to transport her to new cultures, different eras, and fantastical stories. Developing an interest in a world other than your immediate surroundings will expand your child’s horizons and thus, make her open to new ideas – and that’s how I define smarter.
Our app shouldn’t replace this kind of quality time with your kids. Rather, it can be used when you are away, or in the car, or in the dentist’s waiting room.