And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children. Isaiah 54:13 KJV

Monday, October 16, 2017

Attention History and Audiobook Enthusiasts!

The good folks over at Character Concepts have been so good to us. After finishing my review of their history curriculum America's Struggle to Become a Nation, they gave us the opportunity to try the Uncle Rick Audio Book Club. You know we love audio books so we were all very excited to try it!

Character Concepts offers many CDs and downloads of Uncle Rick reading books of the Bible, historical books, and even holiday fiction. The Uncle Rick Audio Book Club takes that a step further. For $10 per month (as of 10/16/17), your family can enjoy 2 audio book downloads per month. Right now there are over 60 downloads to pick and new selections are being added.

We've been trying the Audio Book Club out for a few months. Around the same date each month, I received an email that a coupon code was added to my account. I could then go and browse the selections to choose our 2 audio books for the month. Once I checked out, our downloads were available to save to our computer and enjoy.

Currently, the Audio Book Club offers products in 6 categories: Adventure, Historical Fiction, History, Bible and Character Stories, Scripture, and Holiday. You can view all the selections and enjoy some free sample downloads on their webpage. The downloads vary in length. As Uncle Rick reads these books, he engages the listeners by telling little stories and adding extra information about the story or event in history.

So far, we've selected history and holiday books. We've all enjoyed listening to Squanto and the Pilgrims by A.M. Anderson , Stories of the Pilgrims for Children by Roland G. Usher, America First Volume 1 by Lawton Evans, and Revolutionary Heroes by James Parton. I just ordered America First Volume 2 by Lawton Evans and Stories of the Great Old West by Theodore Roosevelt. I'm certain they will be just as exciting as the others! While we haven't tried any of the Bible selections, I think it'd be fantastic to have my kids listen to an audio version of the book of James or the Psalms.

These audio book downloads are a great way to add more read alouds to our homeschool time. I don't always have the time or energy to do read aloud time so these make a lovely substitute. For only $10 a month, this is an excellent deal for adding extra history time for your family. It's also a wonderful alternative to screen time. Character Concepts offers gift certificates for the Uncle Rick Audio Book Club. Wouldn't that make an awesome Christmas gift?!?!

Thank you to Character Concepts for another fantastic product to review. I hope you will check out their selection of audio books, history curricula, and character curricula. We've been impressed with all of the products we have tried from Character Concepts.