The Definitive List of Things you Can Do While Listening to an Audiobook

I’m in the middle of my second year on the Notable Children’s Recordings Committee. We’ve been listening to a LOT of audiobooks. I’ve discovered a lot of different things that I can do while listening to a good story.

1.Walk The Dog

I try to do this every weekday morning. It’s a nice way to start the day.

2. Do the laundry.

Laundry piles up in my house. Audiobooks can help with the tedium of folding and ironing.

3. Drive

Anyone with a long commute will tell you that audiobooks are great way to pass the driving time. I recommend using the aux cable instead of headphones, though. Stay alert and aware of your surroundings, people!

4. Clean the House

This is what I always think my weekend will look like.

Here’s what I actually look like.

5. Play a video game

I have found this works for me, but only with games that don’t require me to follow the story or do any kind of problem solving. Tetris is one of my go to games for playing while listening. Mario Kart works too.

6. Mow the Yard

You gotta turn the headphones all the way up, and try to find a pair that doesn’t make your ears get too hot.

7. Shelve some Books

This one seems very specific to me and my job, but I do shelve a lot of books while listening to audiobooks.

8. Exercise

I don’t do nearly enough of this (I guess walking the dog kind of counts), but if I did, I would definitely be listening to a book.

9. Prepare a Meal

I’m not the best cook in the world, but I have definitely gotten some listening time in while boiling noodles for mac and cheese.

10. Attend a Zoom meeting

Who’s gonna know?

That’s all I have. What do you like to do while listening? Leave me a comment and I will add it to the list!

Published by Benji

I am an elementary school librarian in Montgomery, AL.

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