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Audio Stories Recommended by Age

I’ve been talking about my favorite audio stories for years, but I always get asked which ones for which ages?

My kids are 6, 4, 2, and 21 weeks in utero and we have been Jim Weiss fans for about 3-4 years. We use them for quiet time for the oldest during the two smaller ones’ naps. We use them for car rides (long ones, too). We listen to them at breakfast to break up the fighting. We use them to augment our faux homeschoolering. I didn’t include the history ones that we love because I’ll do that in a different faux- homeschooling post this fall.

We one a few dozen so this is not all of them, but a good place to start. Your library should be able to get them for you but amazon links here (disclaimer that the blog gets $.02 for any purchases you make through me) make for click click easily.

Without further ado:

Audio Stories birth to 2:

Stories for babies - two year olds

Good Night

Animal Tales

First Stories to Last a Lifetime

Fairytale Favorites

Audio Stories 2-4 years old:

Stories for 2-4 year olds

Uncle Wiggly’s Storybook

Just So Stories

Tales from the Old Testament

American Tall Tales

Audio Stories 4-6 years old:

Greek Myths

Egyptian Treasures

Mystery! Mystery!

Shakespeare for Children

I Said I Could and I Did

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

and lots lots more. But these are always an arm’s length away from my little stinkers. Keeping me sane, one CD at a time!


  1. Christine on August 6, 2016 at 10:47 am

    Thank you for this! At your recommendation, we got the Animal Tales one for my daughter a few months ago, and she loves it! (Frankly, my husband and I do, too, and we often imitate the voices. 😉 I will definitely keep these in mind for future gifts for her. 🙂 God bless!

  2. Christina on August 8, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    Oh yes! We get these and some others from the library (we’re lucky they have such a good selection!), and my kids ADORE listening to them in the car. And they’re not obnoxious to listen to… which is really, reallllly good.

    • Natural Mama Nell on August 13, 2016 at 5:19 pm

      The obnoxious kid CDs!

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