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Audiobooks and literacy

Our latest research into audio found that in 2023, nearly 2 in 5 (39.4%) children and young people said they enjoyed listening to audio either very much or quite a lot. Listening to audiobooks and podcasts can:

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Resources supporting audio

We have published a series of resources for parents and schools to help explore the world of audiobooks.

Programmes with audio elements

We’ve been working with partners including Audible, Penguin Random House, National Prison Radio and Fun Kids to include audio elements in many of our projects.

Research on audiobooks

Explore our research on children and young people's and adults' engagement with audiobooks.