Why should adults have all the good audio?

Kids (or their parents) have a destination to fulfill their mp3 loving hearts.  Storynory is a site with “free audio stories for kids!”  My younger kids have listened to a few, and have liked them.  The site has classic stories like Cinderella, Snow White and Rumpelstiltskin, as well as original stories like Theo the Monkey and Prince Bertie the Frog.  Apparently they also have the entire book of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll on audio.

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2 responses to “Why should adults have all the good audio?

  1. We use http://librivox.org/newcatalog/ where we have gotten a lot of great classics that my small children love to listen to in the car.

  2. Will,

    Sounds like fun! I always like a good story. Mom still has that book of Grimm’s Fairy Tales that she has had for as long as I can remember.

    I do like “Alice in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass.” Those stories contain some neat plays on logic. In fact, Melanie Bayley had studied some of the scenes from his famous story and has concluded that several of the characters and scenes in “Alice in Wonderland” may very well be symbolic attacks against the new mathematics during his time. This article presents some of her findings.

    The article can be found at the link http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20427391.600-alices-adventures-in-algebra-wonderland-solved.html?full=true.

    At the time I had found this article back in January this year, I could access it without having to create an account. But that is no longer the case when I had just checked the link to make sure it is not a dead link.

    Here is a related article in the New York Times that is openly available without an account:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/07/opinion/07bayley.html.

    Some have said that trying to find special meanings in this story is pointless because such meanings are not supposed to be there. But who can say for sure? Have those people talked with Lewis Carroll? Have they seen any papers or letters or notes by him as support for this opinion? Not that I know of.

    I have to admire Lewis Carroll for being a mathematician and a famous author. Few mathematicians play such dual roles as Lewis Carroll did. So perhaps it is not so weird that I was interested in creative writing in high school and college and also in mathematics (and still am though I have enough mathematics work to keep me too busy for creative writing)?

    Jonathan Groves

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