Turn wasted car time into ‘carschooling’

As an educator, I believe in giving children free time to play around in the backyard, goof-off, and generally be a kid. But let’s face it; time spent in the car is usually wasted time. Some people use extended car trips as an opportunity for their children to break out the DS. In our household, car time is used strategically and purposefully. That’s because carschooling is one of the easiest ways to expand on your child’s education. You have a captive audience on your hands, so you might as well use that to your advantage!

Here are some of my favorite educational CDs for all ages that are available through the Sno-Isle Library system. Take out your library card, click on the links, and put these treasures on hold!


Shakespeare for Children by Jim Weiss, Call Number: J CD 822.33 WEI15

The Three Musketeers and Robin Hood by Jim Weiss, Call Number: J CD 398.22 WEI4

King Arthur and his Knights by Jim Weiss, Call Number: J CD 398.2 WEI6

Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Call Number: J CD FIC WIL330

Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein, Call Number: J CD 811.54 SIL79

Math and Science

Galileo and the Stargazers by Jim Weiss, Call Number: J CD 520.92 WEI4021

Addition Rap by Brad Caudle, Call Number: J CD 513.211 CAU909

Multiplication Mountain by Hap Palmer, Call Number: J CD OM PAL116


Speak Spanish with Dora and Diego, Call Number: J CD 468.3421 SPE510


The Story of the World Volume 1 by Susan Wise Bauer, Call Number: J CD 930 BAU47

The Story of the World Volume 2 by Susan Wise Bauer, Call Number: J CD 940.1 BAU122

The Story of the World Volume 3 by Susan Wise Bauer, Call Number: J CD 909.08 BAU9177

Musical History

Beethoven Lives Upstairs by Barbara Nichol, Call Number: CD OM-NIC200

Mr. Bach Comes to Call by Karen Lavut, Call Number: CD OM-LAV201

Tchaikovsky Discovers America by Douglas Cowling, Call Number: CD OM-COW240

(This post was adapted from Teaching My Baby To Read with Sno-Isle library users in mind!)

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