This came at the end of an audiobook I recently enjoyed:
“Hello, this is Jim Dale, narrator of the Harry Potter audiobook series. Listening to audiobooks isn’t just great entertainment—it’s also a great way for your family to experience and enjoy books together. Studies have shown that listening to stories read aloud helps children build vocabulary, improve their reading skills, and succeed more readily in school. It’s an important step on the road to becoming a good reader, and one of the best ways to help ensure a lifelong love of literature for the children you care about.”
Of course, it’s probably best just to read aloud to your kids yourself. But when you can’t—say, because you’re driving a car—it’s fun and enriching to listen to audiobooks together.