Ever since I can remember I used to look forward to my bedtime stories with my mum, all snuggled up in bed with my carebear bedding and little strawberry shortcake night light. I just loved getting lost in worlds my imagination took me to and The Magic Faraway Tree was top on my list. I can fondly remember begging my mum for “one more chapter” and then saving the page with my favourite bookmark, not turning over the corners of the page for me. I have kept this tradition alive with my own three children reading both the classics and making new memories with Harry Potter and David Williams books.
My youngest child is now 5 and we have recently transitioned from young readers’ picture books to paperback novels. so my little one has to use her imagination to imagine what the settings and characters in the books look like and I love watching her vivid imagination grow.
As technology has evolved so has our ability to read books in all different ways. I recently discovered the hidden gem of the Voxblock Screen free Audiobook Player For Children and I would love to share our personal journey on why we love this new way to read.
Voxblock Screen free Audiobook Player For Children
Voxblock is a screen-free, easy-to-use audiobook player that lets children access the magic of stories independently. Designed for kids, without the need for WiFi, downloads, or set up and using audiobooks that slot into the easy-to-use player, Voxblock is lightweight and fully portable for use anywhere.
I don’t pretend to be a tech genius so this foolproof piece of kit is easy to use for children and parents (like me) alike.
No wifi to set up, and no batteries to install You simply charge and go, it is really as simple as that. during the story, you can pause and save your place at any time and even go back to a chapter if needed. After removing this Audiobook from the box you simply attach a book of your choice and press play, It couldn’t be a simpler process so top marks from me there!
Voxblock Audiobook – Become immersed in a world of stories and start your own family traditions Starter Pack
I would recommend purchasing the starter pack as it is excellent value for money. Each starter pack consists of a Voxblock Audio player, three books, and a protective bumper in a choice of three colours.
I chose the Classic Faraway Tree trilogy by Enid Blyton so I could introduce my daughter to the magical lands and characters I grew up loving and also so I could relive the stories again as an adult.
I have found Audiobooks so convenient to use as I don’t need a light on to read the story and there is no danger of screen time as the only pictures are the ones we form in our imaginations. The Enid Blyton Magic Faraway Tree set is voiced by none other than Kate Winslet so no more tired mum voice.
An Extensive Audiobooks Library
With so many Audiobooks to purchase there really is something to suit all tastes from classic novels to a range of Mindfulness meditation audiobooks written specifically for children to help them relax, wind down, and get a good night’s sleep. These audiobooks feature enchanting story meditations with an overlay of subtle sounds and gentle music. There are also a number of suggestions to help children feel more confident and secure in their school and home life. Perfect for falling asleep to, the Voxblock audiobook player is screen (and wifi) free with no distracting glow to keep kids awake, while the handy bedtime mode means the story automatically shuts off after 20 minutes…
Benefits Of Listening To Mindfulness Meditation Audiobooks
In today’s fast-paced digital age, children, much like adults, are increasingly bombarded with stimuli, be it from school, extracurricular activities, or the constant distraction of screens. This continuous onslaught can contribute to stress, anxiety, and attention issues. Mindfulness meditation audiobooks offer an effective antidote to the pressure of modern life for children, helping them relax and get that all-important good night’s sleep.
- Emotion Regulation
Children often experience strong emotions but lack the tools to understand or manage them. Regular mindfulness can teach children to become more aware of their feelings, helping them to recognise and process emotions such as anger, sadness, and frustration.
- Focus and Concentration
With so many distractions competing for their attention, many children struggle to maintain focus on a single task. Mindfulness meditation where you focus attention on a specific thing, be it the breath, one or more of the senses or a movement can enhance concentration and support a better attention span.
- Stress Reduction
Children are exposed to many stressors such as pressure at school, peer dynamics, and home life. Slowing down and focusing on just one thing, can help bring children into the present moment which in turn helps them to relax. This helps to reduce the stress hormone, cortisol. By establishing a regular meditation routine, children can learn to develop and tap into an inner sense of calm, regardless of external circumstances.
- Enhance Creativity
A calm mind is a creative mind and it is much easier to access our imagination when our minds are still and quiet. Meditation can encourage children to approach problems with a fresh perspective and think outside the box. Guided visualisations which engage children with all their senses can help develop their creativity.
- Better Sleep Patterns
Including meditation in your child’s sleep routine can help calm their nervous system and encourage them to let go of any anxieties they may have encountered as they prepare for sleep. This could include some simple breathing techniques, a calming movement routine, or a guided sensory visualisation such as those in the Voxblock Calm and Wellbeing series. These differ from bedtime stories as the child is an active participant in the story, rather than a passive listener.
Voxblock is a screen-free audiobook player for children aged 3-12 years priced at £59.99 for the starter pack. Designed for kids, and made to last all the rough and tumble kids can throw at it. You can carry your favourite companion with you wherever you go, whether that be in the car, on a plane, or on a train. Plus, the battery lasts for days with just a single charge.
Become immersed in a world of stories and start your own family traditions