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Tip of the Week to share with parents

It’s important for children to have free time to play around in the backyard, goof-off, and generally be a kid. But let’s face it; time spent in the car is usually wasted time.

Some people use extended car trips as an opportunity for their children to break out the DS. But car time can also be used strategically and purposefully.

Think of it as carschooling.

Carschooling is one of the easiest ways to expand on your child’s education. You have a captive audience on your hands, so you might as well use that to your advantage!

Here are some educational CDs for all ages that might be available at your local library.  So take out your library card and put these treasures on hold!

Literature

  • Shakespeare for Children by Jim Weiss, Call Number: J CD 822.33 WEI15
  • The Three Musketeers and Robin Hood by Jim Weiss, Call Number: J CD 398.22 WEI4
  • King Arthur and his Knights by Jim Weiss, Call Number: J CD 398.2 WEI6
  • Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Call Number: J CD FIC WIL330
  • Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein, Call Number: J CD 811.54 SIL79

Math and Science

  • Galileo and the Stargazers by Jim Weiss, Call Number: J CD 520.92 WEI4021
  • Addition Rap by Brad Caudle, Call Number: J CD 513.211 CAU909
  • Multiplication Mountain by Hap Palmer, Call Number: J CD OM PAL116

Spanish

  • Speak Spanish with Dora and Diego, Call Number: J CD 468.3421 SPE510

History

  • The Story of the World Volume 1 by Susan Wise Bauer, Call Number: J CD 930 BAU47
  • The Story of the World Volume 2 by Susan Wise Bauer, Call Number: J CD 940.1 BAU122
  • The Story of the World Volume 3 by Susan Wise Bauer, Call Number: J CD 909.08 BAU9177

Musical Appreciation

  • Beethoven Lives Upstairs by Barbara Nichol, Call Number: CD OM-NIC200
  • Mr. Bach Comes to Call by Karen Lavut, Call Number: CD OM-LAV201
  • Tchaikovsky Discovers America by Douglas Cowling, Call Number: CD OM-COW240

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