An Easy Way to Help Your Kids Love The Classics

help your kids love the classics

The Children are Reading Shakespeare!

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.

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!

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.

Mercury Theatre On the Air

Directed by Orson Welles, these dramatizations bring classic works of literature to life. A few months after these episodes aired, Welles had achieved front-page notoriety for his “War of the Worlds” broadcast. Your kids can learn about great works such as Dracula, Jane Eyre, Sherlock Holmes, and many more.

A Simple Introduction to the Classics

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.

Audio Stories for the Whole Family

Take a look through our collection of audio stories that compliment our curriculum. Enjoy history, latin, and literature titles, along with entertaining radio broadcasts. Downloadable content perfect for listening wherever you are.