If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen an image I posted a few days ago about Playaway audio bookpacks. Playaway is a better listening experience combining an easy-to-use player with an entire audiobook(s). Each bookpack comes with books (or one single book), a player, and a AAA battery. You just plug in a pair of headphones!
The audio book(s) are already pre-loaded on the player so there’s nothing to download…just put in the battery, plug in your headphones and press play. Easy, peasy! My local library carries a variety of Playaway bookpacks for both children and adults. So far we’ve enjoyed listening to classic books like Make Way for Ducklings, The Cricket in Times Square, and more modern books like Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus.
Prior to finding out about Playaway the kids and I hadn’t really explored audiobooks much . I actually thought about purchasing a subscription through an audio book service before in the past, but now there’s no need to spend that extra money when I can just go to the library and check out a Playaway bookpack.
The player has 5 different narration speeds so you can find the reading pace that best suits your needs. You can also adjust the volume, reverse by chapter, fast forward to the next chapter, and rewind/fast forward within the chapter.
Playaway bookpacks are ideal for any upcoming travel by car, plane, bus, or train. Everyone can listen to their own audiobook on the go! They are also ideal for long commutes to work.
Check out your local library to see if they carry these wonderful audiobook packs. We’re obsessed with these gems! If they’re not available at your library – request them!
For more information about Playaway bookpacks check out their website here.
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions expressed are my own.
Your turn: Have you ever heard of Playaway? What’s your favorite way to listen to audiobooks? Feel free to share in the comments.
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I’m a new Media Specialist and am very interested in introducing some new technology to our center. What have others found are the advantages to these over other audio books?