We all know that homeschooling is harder on some days than on others. When tears are flowing and the kids are slow as molasses, just getting through the three R’s can be a huge feat. We find ourselves letting everything else slide—you know, like science and history, or art and literature.
It’s okay. It happens to everyone.
But Apologia has a solution. The Apologia Science Audio Books for the Young Explorer Series are designed to make teaching science easy—when life isn’t. At the push of a button, science gets done. Not only do the audio books give mom the break she deserves, they are hugely beneficial in many other ways. Here’s how:
Books are Read by the Author
When the author reads her own book, the listening experience is more authentic because children get to hear the original voice behind the text. The energy and emphasis written on the page is expressed and heard clearly and correctly. I think your children will find the audio books pleasant to listen to, and you will find them an easier way for your children to learn.
Vocabulary is Correctly Pronounced
All of the Apologia Young Explorer books are filled with new vocabulary words, often from Latin roots. Using the audio book guarantees your children learn the correct pronunciation of important and foundational science terms.
Children with Learning Disabilities are Helped
Parents of children with learning disabilities have extolled the benefits of the audio books. From autism and learning delays to reading challenges, children struggling with these issues have benefitted greatly by listening to the book while holding the physical copy in their hands. Struggling readers can follow along while recognizing words, sentence structure, and word pronunciation. What a great way for children with learning challenges to be helped.
Course Completion is Attained
Let’s face it, when spring fever hits, the motivation to finish all that curriculum we started in the fall wanes. We’re tempted to skip pages or chapters in the book, or even just let the whole subject fall by the wayside. Using audio books encourages completion of the subject because your kids are able to learn without your energy and presence. By using the audio books, science might be the only subject that gets covered in its entirety.
On the go Families can School Efficiently
Families that spend hours each week in the car can make wise use of that time by listening to science. Learning becomes more efficient (and the car ride more interesting) as this important subject is covered using the audio books. The experiments and activities can be saved for later when you get home.
Moms Busy with Babies are Supported
When you have babies or small children in the home, it’s often difficult to find the quiet time needed to read science aloud. The audio books are very useful for families in this stage. They can be listened to with earphones or can be played in a quiet area for the whole family to enjoy. The Apologia audio books provide the support busy moms need to make science happen!
Bedtime Wind Down is Educational
Why does science have to be taught during the day? I taught many subjects at bedtime reading hour. You can easily use the audio books as your children’s bedtime story, allowing them to wind down while they learn. They can rise in the morning and do the activities, either on their own or with your help. Wouldn’t it be nice for your children to learn about God’s wonderful creation just before they fall asleep?
Special Science Interests are Satisfied
With Apologia science, spending a year on one subject means everyone learns together. I always recommend families learn together because it makes schooling more fun and encourages family unity, bringing joy to learning as you discover the world together. However as you journey along, a child may develop a special interest in a science topic you aren’t covering that year. Why not allow that child to learn the subject on his own? With the Apologia audio books, independent study becomes an easy option for the curious child of any age.
It’s easy to see there are so many benefits to using Apologia’s science audio books. Perhaps it’s time to give your homeschool that extra edge by making science easy breezy.
Go to the Apologia website and give them a listen!
13 thoughts on “Apologia Science Audio Books”
What about the first version?
We absolutely love this series of science books. Is there any update on when the audio for the botany book will be available?
Thank you for this wonderful resource!
Hi. The audio for the new version of Botany will be available in about a month.
When will the Botany Audio be available?
Jeannie, I keep sharing with my community that this is my audiobooks and paper plates season of life. We’re using audiobooks for everything we can. 😉
Did I tell you that we’re doing Zoology 1 in audio this year and I’m blown away by how much my kids are retaining just listening to it? 😀
Any plan for the botany audiobook? We love your audiobooks
Hi, just checking back to see how the botany audio book was coming along (not to be pushy, I just know how amazing it was to have the other science books in audio format and was I was really hoping to have it this year). Is there anyway possible to purchase it? We (our co-op) decided to do botany this year and we will be stating in 2 weeks I know that most of the families in our co-op will buy it for this year’s science class if it’s available.
Thanks for all your fantastic work! You really make science come alive!
Yes, another vote for the Botany Audio book, please! 🙂 Not sure how on earth am I going to pronounce all those names! :-/
LOL! My thoughts exactly! We would love this for the upcoming school year as well. 🙂 I keep checking back weekly to see if it shows up in the online store. :-0
Next year 2019 or next school year.v🧐 We sure would love for the botany audiobook to be available.
My children love your audiobooks. They retain so much when they listen along with the books. Any idea when botany will be ready? We would love to start it this year.😬
Yes! They should be complete by next year.
I love the audio CDs!!! I wish you’d do all of the texts books. Do you have any plans to complete the set?