The COVID-19 pandemic, and the subsequent lockdown confined families around the world indoors. With citizens looking at options to keep themselves occupied, OTT platforms saw a substantial increase in subscriber base (source, a recent BBC survey). While audiobooks have been around for long, these times had many looking at revisiting the sheer joy of listening to popular tales, especially when it comes to children’s stories. We recommend five most popular children’s audio books.
1. The Foolish Crow
We’ve all heard this popular story from our mothers and grandmothers. It’s time to pass it on to your child. If you haven’t had the time to read it out to him/her, simply play it out. The plot is sure to teach your child a lesson or two on wisdom.
Available on: Karadi Tales on the Voot Kids app and Audible.
2. The Lion And The Mouse
This one’s a lesson on love and kindness. A mouse accidentally wakes up a sleeping lion. Infuriated, he threatens to kill the tiny creature, but it begs for mercy. Somehow, the lion is gracious enough to set him free, and the mouse promises to return the favour someday. At that point, the lion is amused by the mouse’s claim. However, a few days later, he finds himself struggling to tear apart a hunter’s net, and just then the mouse comes to his rescue. The moral of the story? Love and kindness are never wasted.
Available on: Audible.
Let your child explore the world of fantasy, by letting them hop on Cinderella’s journey as she goes from a regular girl to a princess.
Available on: Voot Kids and Audible.
4. The Hare And The Tortoise
Slow and steady wins the race — how often is this saying mentioned? Well, its roots lie in the story of the hare and the tortoise. Get your child to tune in, and be rest assured, there is a valuable life lesson in store.
5. The Monkey And The Cap-Seller
This story is going to stay with your child/children for long because it showcases what wisdom and patience can achieve. What’s more, this audio story has been recited by Sanjay Dutt.
Available on: Karadi Tales on Voot Kids and Audible.