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Best audio books for pre-schoolers?

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Kyrptonite · 08/04/2013 09:38

Thinking of getting some audio books for the DCs to listen to. Does anyone have any suggestions for a 2, 4 and almost 6 year old please?

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Periwinkle007 · 08/04/2013 10:39

We have a Large Family CD - came with the set of 5 books, that one is nice. short stories though so ideal on a trip to the shops but on a long journey will make you want to throw it out of the window.

We got given a set of Beatrix Potter ones which are a bit heavy going for my 2 (4 and 5) but some kids might really like them.

This is the Bear, we have that as well.

If I was to go and buy some I would probably look for Paddington, Wombles or anything by Julia Donaldson because I know my children would like the stories.

Periwinkle007 · 08/04/2013 10:39

oh and we have one of Mog stories to which is great

babybythesea · 08/04/2013 14:42

We have a set of Julia Donaldson ones - Squash and a Squeeze, Room on the Broom etc. From Amazon = my dd (age 4) loves them.

She also listens to The Tiger Who came to Tea.

The younger ones might like Alfie - www.amazon.co.uk/Alfie-Gives-Hand-Book-CD/dp/1862309906/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1365428350&sr=8-2&keywords=alfie%20book%20and%20CD%20shirley%20hughes&tag=mumsnet&ascsubtag=mnforum-21

And Dogger, also by Shirley Hughes (there's one read by the chap who plays Lewis from the Morse series - his name escapes me at the moment - Kevin something?)

www.amazon.co.uk/Owl-Who-Afraid-Dark-Book/dp/140524075X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1365428460&sr=1-1&keywords=the%20owl%20who%20was%20afraid%20of%20the%20dark%20cd&tag=mumsnet&ascsubtag=mnforum-21
And she's just started to enjoy this one - The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark.

mum2jakie · 11/04/2013 16:03

Roald Dahl's 'Revolting Rhymes' and 'Dirty Beasts' (on a single CD) should appeal to your age group. (Mine are 2, 5 and 10 and all three enjoyed listening to them.)

freetrait · 11/04/2013 20:53

Winnie the Pooh (Stephen Fry narrates), The Enormous Crocodile, Stephen Fry again Smile. Tiddler (Julia Donaldson), The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark, Pugwash aloft and Pugwash and the ghost ship. Winnie Under the Sea (Winnie the Witch). And Snow White (Disney)- if you can put up with the American accent the language is old fashioned and great and there is dramatic musical accompaniment.

There are loads out there now. Enjoy!

LoveSewingBee · 12/04/2013 22:15

Winnie the Witch
Thomas the Tank Engine
Winnie the Pooh
Mr Majeika
Roald Dahl
Stories for five year olds
Stories for four year olds
Princess Poppy
Tiddler
Pippi Longstocking
The Billionaire Boy
Gangsta Granny

jamaisjedors · 22/04/2013 11:39

Little Princess (for boys and girls), Kipper (narrated by Dawn French).

Mog (as pp).

ArabellaBeaumaris · 22/04/2013 11:42

My naughty little sister
Sophie
Horrid Henry
Julia Donaldson
Sheep pig

Are ones my 4 yo enjoys.

LucyLucas · 30/04/2013 17:50

Anything read by Stephen Fry. My dc find these the most enthralling and he does really good voices. When they are older, Harry Potter is a must (read by Stephen Fry). Like Stephen Fry because he does all the voices himself (like dh) and it's not dramatized. All exactly like the books.
Paddington?
Winnie the Pooh?

LucyLucas · 30/04/2013 17:51

Oh, and Arabella. My naughty little sister, a must.

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