Our family has a confession: we love audio dramas for kids!
When other moms see our (overflowing) audio drama collection, we’re often asked, “Which are the best Christian audio stories for kids?”
And that’s why I wrote this post. I finally decided to write down all those awesome titles in one place.
Kids audio dramas are perfect for long car rides or just driving around town. Seriously, they’re my secret weapon for long road trips!
These kids audio books and audio dramas also double as wonderful summer learning activities for kids.
I want to give you the inside scoop on which are the best audio stories for kids so you and your family can enjoy these fabulous, family-friendly dramatized audio books too.
The best way I can describe these audio stories for kids is that they are “like watching a movie in your mind.” Each of these kids audio dramas include sound effects, and all include extremely talented voice actors playing each of the different roles. Kids are enchanted by them!
Audio dramas are a fantastic way to redeem the (sometimes overwhelming) amount of time we have to spend in the car, teach kids timeless character qualities, and allow kids to go on exciting adventures and meet fascinating people!
We consider kids audio stories as an incredible investment in our children’s spiritual and mental education. They make wonderful gifts, and of course, they’re a godsend on long car trips!
Kids audio dramas are also fantastic Christmas presents or birthday gifts!
Our family listens to these stories over and over again! I know that your kids will fall in love with them too!
Note: Since many of the best kids audio dramas are Christian, most can’t be found at a library. That’s why I’ve included the Amazon links for each of them here (thank you for ordering from them and helping to support this free online ministry to families worldwide!).
Our #1 Recommended Christian Audio Stories for Kids
If you experience no other dramatized audio books, you absolutely must listen to this one! Focus on the Family’s audio drama version of The Chronicles of Narnia series is unparalleled.
This audio drama is so well done and provides hours and hours of wholesome, quality entertainment for the whole family. Every family we’ve recommended this to has raved about it!
The Chronicles of Narnia audio drama follows the plot line of C.S. Lewis’ all-time favorite children’s literature series. The stories of Edmund, Peter, Susan and Lucy–along with the account of Aslan the Lion, an allegorical portrayal of Christ–vividly come to life in this incredible kids audio drama.
It is simply one of the best dramatized audio books we’ve ever listened to. You’ve got to check it out!
Audio Books for Kids About Perseverance
Are you looking specifically for kids audiobooks that teach about perseverance? You’ll find a great list of those (along with a list of book about perseverance and movies about perseverance for kids) here:
I have grouped the rest of the recommended audio stories for kids by the different audio drama producers since there’s only a few creating most of the work.
Focus on the Family Christian Audio Dramas for Kids
The Focus on the Family Radio Theatre audio dramas are simply awesome for the whole family! Focus produced the Narnia series, and a huge number of other quality radio dramas such as the following titles.
Many of these Christian audio stories for kids 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 for kids!
The Hiding Place (Radio Theatre)Bonhoeffer: The Cost of Freedom (Radio Theatre)The Legend of Squanto (Radio Theatre)C. S. Lewis at War: The Dramatic Story Behind Mere Christianity (Radio Theatre)The Screwtape LettersThe Screwtape Letters: First Ever Full-cast Dramatization of the Diabolical Classic (Radio Theatre)Oliver Twist (Radio Theatre)A Christmas Carol (Radio Theatre)Anne of Green Gables (Audio Drama)The Secret Garden (Radio Theatre)Les Miserables (Radio Theatre)Silas Marner (Audio Drama)Ben-Hur (Radio Theatre)Billy Budd, Sailor (Radio Theatre)Traveling Home for Christmas (Audio Drama)Amazing Grace: The Inspirational Stories of William Wilberforce, John Newton, and Olaudah Equiano (Radio Theatre)The Life of Jesus (Audio Drama)
Adventures in Odyssey Audio Dramas for Kids
The Adventures in Odyssey audio stories for kids, also produced by Focus on the Family, are very well-known in the kids audio drama world. Chances are you’ve heard of them because they’ve been around for a long time and are well-loved by many.
However, did you know about the “other” Adventures in Odyssey audio stories for kids (the ones that aren’t just about the regular “Odyssey” characters)?
These Adventures in Odyssey audio stories delve deep into the world of American history, biblical heroes and the importance of truth in our modern culture. Awesome learning tools here!
The Adventure Begins: The Early Classics (Adventures in Odyssey)For God and Country (Adventures in Odyssey)Heroes: And Other Secrets, Surprises and Sensational Stories (Adventures in Odyssey)The Truth Chronicles (Adventures in Odyssey)Bible Eyewitness Collector’s Set (Adventures in Odyssey)Bible Eyewitness: The Hall of Faith: 12 Stories of the Bible’s Greatest Heroes (Adventures in Odyssey)
Jonathan Park Science-Themed Kids Audio Stories
My kids love this series as a fun way to learn about creation-based science.
These kids 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!
Jonathan Park Volume 1: The Adventure BeginsJonathan Park: No Looking Back, Vol. 2Jonathan Park Volume 3: The Winds of ChangeJonathan Park, Vol. 4: The Hunt for BeowulfJonathan Park Volume V: The Explorers Society: Jonathan Park Radio Drama (Jonathan Park)Jonathan Park Volume VI: The Journey Never Taken (Jonathan Park Radio Drama) (MP3)Jonathan Park Volume VII: The Voyage Beyond (Jonathan Park Radio Drama) (MP3)Jonathan Park Volume 8: The Copper ScrollJonathan Park, Vol. 9: The Whispering SphinxJonathan Park, Vol. 10: The Journey Home
Lamplighter Theatre Christian Audio Dramas
Ahh… Lamplighter. There’s just something dignified about these audio dramas for kids!
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: Lamplighter Theatre (Dramatic Audio)Sir Malcolm and the Missing Prince: Lamplighter Theatre (Dramatic Audio) Charlie’s Choice : Lamplighter Theatre (Dramatic Audio)The Basket of Flowers : Lamplighter Theatre (Dramatic Audio)The Hedge of Thorns : Lamplighter Theatre (Dramatic Audio)Buried in the Snow Dramatic Audio (Lamplighter Theatre)The Wanderer Dramatic Audio (Lamplighter Theatre)The White Gypsy Dramatic Audio (Lamplighter Theatre)Jessica’s Journey Dramatic AudioThe Unexpected Return : Lamplighter Theatre (Dramatic Audio)A Peep Behind the Scenes by Lamplighter Theatre (Dramatic Audio)
Heirloom Audio Productions Audio Dramas for Kids
These audio dramas are relatively new to our family, but we have loved them so far!
Heirloom’s audio dramas for kids are crafted around famous historical characters (as told in G.A. Henty’s famous books) and bring incredible stories of history to life in ways never known before!
These are such an excellent way to share some of the greatest history stories in a fun, interactive way!
Under Drake’s Flag: The Extraordinary Adventures of G.A. HentyBeric the Briton – The Extraordinary Adventures of G.A. HentyThe Dragon and the Raven – The Extraordinary Adventures of G.A HentyIn the Reign of Terror – The Extraordinary Adventures of G.A. HentyIn Freedom’s Cause the Extraordinary Adventures of G.A. HentyWith Lee in Virginia: The Extraordinary Adventures of G.A. HentyThe Cat of Bubastes – The Extraordinary Adventures of G.A. Henty
The Brinkman Adventures Audio Stories for Kids
Here’s another set of fascinating kids audio dramas!
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 trust you guys on this one and add them to the list!
Here’s a brief description:
“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!”
Sounds fun! Our family will be checking out this set of kids audio dramas too!
Down Gilead Lane Kids Audio Dramas
Here’s a great set of audio stories for kids that teaches faith-based values in a fun way.
“Down Gilead Lane” by Christian Bible Hour (CBH) is awesome for teaching kids about how to handle life problems with a godly perspective!
When Push Comes to Love (Down Gilead Lane)Down Gilead Lane, Season 1: Crazy GraceDown Gilead Lane, Season 3: Cosmic ConfusionDown Gilead Lane, Season 4Down Gilead Lane, Season 5Down Gilead Lane, Season 6Down Gilead Lane, Season 7Down Gilead Lane, Season 8Down Gilead Lane Season #9Down Gilead Lane, Season 10
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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