Go on Whimsical Adventures with Your Kids at Home
Follow Along with Tickle Plenty and her Fun Group of Friends
Yes, I’m stuck at home, at least as much as possible, with three young kids. I am lucky enough to go to school online already and work from home online. So while I stay as busy as ever, I have three bored kids and only so much time in my own schedule to homeschool and entertain. We’re all just doing the best we can. So I was SO happy to discover these incredibly fun audiobooks for my kids. Three great whimsical adventures await.
Disclaimer: This review was done by team member Emily. She was provided product in exchange for her honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are her own and were not influenced by the developing company and/or its affiliates in any way.
Whimsical Adventures are Out There
It can be a big bummer to be stuck at home, especially when you’re used to a certain routine and seeing friends just about every day. The Tickle Plenty series is perfect for creating a fun escape without leaving home.
My younger two kids LOVE to make up “stories”. These are make-believe play narratives based on videos they’ve watched or stories they’ve heard. Even after the first couple of chapters of the first book “Tickle Plenty and the Bubblegum Tree” my two were off and running on making up their own story filled with magical items, talking animals, and sweets galore.
Puzzles and Problem-Solving
Tickle Plenty and her friends love to go on whimsical adventures, but these are often riddled with problems and obstacles. How do they get through them? They gather information, sit and think, and share ideas. They work together and listen to everyone that has any input. And while they are whimsically silly problems more often than not, it fosters a great precedent for active problem-solving. Kids can learn these skills and how to solve tricky puzzles proactively.
When people are cooped up together, this often leads to disagreements. Whether it’s over something genuine or out of pure annoyance. I know my kids are nick-picking each other like crazy. Tickle Plenty and her friends have disagreements too. With each other and with others. And one way or another, they always work it out. It’s been a great example for my kids to listen to.
Replacing the Screen
Yes. My kids have a TON of screen-time right now. This has been a great alternative. I can put on one of the audiobooks, which runs between 1hr 40min. and 2hr 13min., and have them simply listen. Narrator Alison Larkin is award-winning and keeps my kids listening for an extended amount of time with her fun and unique voices. And it’s easy to stay attentive with the whimsical adventures George Robert Minkoff has written.
Family Fun Time
I found, even as I was listening, I kept wanting to know what happened next. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to “Tickle Plenty and the Bubblegum Tree”, “Tickle Plenty and the Kingdom of Clouds”, and “Tickle Plenty and the Lillipop Garden” just about as much as my kids.Tickle Plenty comes across as a girl younger than the 10 years she is supposed to be, but I felt it made it more relatable for my younger kids. And her problem-solving skills, which may be at the level of an older kid, sets a great example for all of my kids. She is quite clever. We have had an incredibly fun time listening to these as a family.
These Whimsical Adventures are Convenient too
If you’d like to set out on a new adventure with your kids, I cannot recommend a more fun time. Easily enough, The Tickle Plenty Audiobook Series, Books 1-3, can be ordered on Audible, through Amazon. If you don’t have Audible yet, you can get these audiobooks for free with your free 30-day trial of Audible!