Whether you are home on a rainy day, taking a long car trip, or looking for a soothing pre-nap activity, Billy Brown will engage your youngsters. Giddio brings a child-friendly approach to old-fashioned radio plays. The recordings are all professional quality with voice actors and studio sound effects.
To the jaded adult ear, the enthusiastic roars and obvious effects may seem over the top. For little ones, however, these a clear signals that pull them into a fun and educational fantasy world. Each earnest story promotes the types values most parents want to instill in their children (love of family, respect for the environment, honesty)–Billy Brown’s Johnstown is a cynicism-free zone.
If you want to check out Billy Brown and his friends for yourself, Giddio offers a free downloadable sample of “Billy Brown And The Mystery Package.”
I’d also like to see a companion book with a story and activities, for even more interaction, however the audio series alone is a wonderful addition to children’s entertainment.
Audio recordings build listening skills and lengthen attention spans. The stories are clear enough that a young preschooler can follow them the first time around. However, there is plenty of detail to discover on repeat playings–and believe me, there will be repeat playings. And best of all, there are no commercials for sugary cereals or toys with licensed characters.
WANT IT: Buy Billy Brown’s Adventures directly from Giddio ($10.99)