I was in the middle of reading / listening to an audio book when I suddenly realized how cool it would have been if we had Audio books on cd as reading tools in elementary instead of regular books. Perhaps more students would have ended up liking and reading books. Why? Here are some good reasons that came to mind.
Audio books on CD provide a more interesting way of capturing attention. According to certain studies, more people find it easier to read printed materials if they have more than just a visual stimulus. Additional stimuli that complement the visual stimulus help individuals to retain and understand what they are reading. In other words, since audio books can stimulate both auditory and visual sensors, they are more adept at spiking and keeping the interest of readers than plain old books.
Aside from this, audio books on CD are so much more convenient to carry around than pocket books. They’re lighter, smaller, and more resilient to travel than regular books. This decreases the chances of leaving the books at home.
They’re also relatively cheaper especially if you Rent books in bulk. Book rentals> like booksfree.com give discounts to members and lend titles without due dates so it’s almost the same as buying the audio book if you rent one there. This means that more students would have been able to get one without sacrificing their allowances.