Here’s your ultimate list of the best kids audio dramas!
Note: Since many of the kids audio books here are faith-based, most can’t be found at a library so we’ve needed to purchase them.
But we’ve discovered them to be an incredible investment in our children’s education and in their spiritual/mental growth. And as mentioned before, they make great gifts!
This is our family’s favorite audio drama of all time. If you get only one audio drama, this has to be the one! It will convince you of the power (and pure joy) of kids audio books.
And it doesn’t hurt that it’s based on one of the best-selling series of children’s novels of all time!
I have grouped the rest of them by the different audio drama producers since there’s only a few creating most of the work.
Focus on the Family Radio Theatre Audio Dramas
These guys are awesome! They’ve produced the Narnia series, and a huge number of other quality radio dramas such as the following titles.
Many of them are based on classic literature, or on the amazing, true-life accounts of historical figures. You can’t go wrong with any of these awesome audio dramas!
Adventures in Odyssey Audio Dramas
The Adventures in Odyssey series is also produced by Focus on the Family. And chances are you’ve heard of them because they’ve been around for a long, long time and are well-loved by many.
However, did you know about the “other” Adventures in Odyssey stories (the ones that aren’t just about the regular “Odyssey” characters)? These Adventures in Odyssey stories delve deep into the world of American history, biblical heroes and the importance of truth in our modern culture. Awesome learning tools here!
Jonathan Park Audio Dramas
My kids love this series as a fun way to learn about creation-based science.
These audio adventures are action-packed stories about a paleontologist (Dr. Park), his son (Jonathan), their family (plus another family, the Brennans) as they travel around the world investigating scientific discoveries and defending the evidence for a creator.
The Jonathan Park series talks about some pretty complex theories and use many scientific terms, but do so in a kid-friendly way (and in a way that keeps a child’s attention). It’s a great passive way to teach about the creation message and to learn science!
Lamplighter Theatre Audio Dramas
Ahh… Lamplighter. There’s just something dignified about these audio dramas!
This company dusts off some amazing (and in most cases, hundreds of years old) high-quality literature and produces powerful audio dramas from these classics. These stories are rich with characters that exhibit moral fortitude.
I also love that the Lamplighter audio dramas ooze oodles of character training opportunities without being preachy or forced. You’ve got to check these out!
|The Captive||Sir Malcolm and the Missing Prince|
|Charlie’s Choice||The Basket of Flowers|
|The Hedge of Thorns||Buried in the Snow|
|The Wanderer||The Candle in the Window|
|The White Gypsy||Jessica’s Journey|
|The Unexpected Return||A Peep Behind the Scenes|
Heirloom Audio Productions Audio Dramas
These dramas are relatively new to our family. I listened to part of one in friend’s car, but the kids and I have yet to purchase them for ourselves. They are on our wish list! Heirloom’s audio dramas are crafted around famous historical characters.
|Under Drake’s Flag: The Extraordinary Adventures of G.A. Henty||In Freedom’s Cause the Extraordinary Adventures of G.A. Henty|
JUST ADDED: The Brinkman Adventures, Down Gilead Lane and Jungle Doctor Stories!
Friends, you spoke loud and clear: you and your kids love The Brinkman Adventures! I have not personally listened to this series, but I’m going to “go with the audience” on this one and add them to the list!
As described on their site:
“Powerful stories from the lives of real missionaries come to life through the wild and crazy escapades of the Brinkman family. These adventures will strengthen your faith and inspire young and old to follow Jesus with abandon!”
You can listen to a sample here.
I’ve included image links to “The Brinkman Adventures,” “Down Gilead Lane” and Jungle Doctor Stories below (I included one image for the entire “Down Gilead Lane” series since there are quite a few recordings).
Phew! What a list! I’m guessing that these best kids audio dramas can keep your family busy in the car (and lots of other places!) for quite a while, don’t you think?!
Enjoy and let us know in the comments which ones your family loves best!
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