What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Tales2Go is a children's audiobook service. The app will give you a free one-month trial, during which time you can listen to as many books as you want. After that point, though, you'll need to pay to continue using the service. While these are all children's books, the content varies greatly. Parents will want to learn more about the content of a specific book before allowing kids to listen to it.
What kids can learn
Language & Reading
- reading comprehension
Thinking & Reasoning
- making conclusions
- academic development
- using and applying technology
Engagement, Approach, Support
Most people (kids and adults alike) enjoy listening to books will be drawn to with Tales2Go. Their level of enjoyment, though, is more tied to the selection they choose, and there are many options within Tales2Go.
Audiobooks can be a tool for scaffolding learning and allowing kids to think at higher levels and learn more advanced vocabulary.
The app is easy to navigate, offering several different methods of searching for books. Listening to a book is even easier.
What's it about?
TALES2GO is a subscription service that offers more than 2,500 children's audiobook titles, including both classics and modern kid lit. After a free trial month, subscriptions are $9.99 a month or $99.00 for a year. During the trial, kids have access to all of the titles, including popular chapter books and children's books. The titles appeal to kids from preschool to sixth grade. Books are searchable by title or author, or can be perused by category. Parenting books and classics are available for parents, too.
Is it any good?
Tales2Go may be a pricier app once your free trial is over, but as an entertainment service, it certainly offers a ton of content for the money. There are (at the time of this review) more 1,600 audiobooks available through the app, and while many are short tales you may never have heard of, there are also big bestsellers like Diary of a Wimpy Kid and How to Train Your Dragon. The app has a simple, easy-to-use interface and offers a slew of different search parameters. If an audiobook service is what your kids are looking for, Tales2Go should fit the bill nicely.
Families can talk about...
Find a time to listen to audiobooks together -- in the car, during snack time, before bed, or whenever works for the family.
Talk to kids about the books. Make connections to other books, movies, or experiences. Discuss favorite parts or characters you identify with.