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An Easy Way to Help Your Kids Love The Classics

Homeschool moms tend to cultivate idyllic visions of their kids sitting for hours poring over well-worn, dog-eared hardback classics. They imagine their  inspired children writing 10-page papers about the themes they discovered and crafting PowerPoint presentations that display the crux of a well-designed thesis.
Maybe that's too idealistic.

It’s safe to say homeschoolers want their kids to be familiar with many of the great classics, but the picture-perfect ideal doesn’t always play out. Sometimes kids are too busy to sit and read for long periods of time. Sometimes they don’t retain information well through reading. Sometimes they just aren’t interested.

We want to help!

Compass Classroom is delighted to offer high-quality audiobooks and stories, including Les Miserables, the New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, and Mercury Theater on the Air. These exciting audio series can bring age-old tales to life and surprise those kids who think they aren’t interested in the classics. 

Les Miserables

Experience one of the world’s greatest stories of redemption. At the beginning of his career, Orson Welles adapted these seven, 30-minute episodes into the first-person for his radio show.

New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Solve mysteries with the one and only Sherlock Holmes in forty-eight, 30 minute-long literary dramatizations. Voiced by the inimitable Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, these recordings are must-haves for fans of the famous sleuth!

Mercury Theater on the Air

These eighteen, hour-long literary dramatizations bring to life classic works of literature under the famous direction of Orson Welles. Just a few months after these episodes aired, Welles had achieved front-page notoriety for his “War of the Worlds” broadcast, which secured Campbell’s soup as a sponsor. Your kids can learn about great works such as Dracula, Jane Eyre, Sherlock Holmes, and many more.

These dramatizations might just be what your kids need to pique their interest in these fantastic books! We hope this resource is helpful for all of our homeschooling friends. You can download all of these (and many more!) here.