Good old fashioned listening!
One of my favorite Date night activities with my husband is listening to old radio shows from the 40's online at Radio Lovers. We'll get out the popcorn and the tea, snuggle on the couch and listen to Abbot and Castello, Bob Hope and the Benny Goodman show.
I can remember the "old record days" just barely. My mom would put on a record, and we would follow a long in our books, turning out pages to the chimes. I can still here it. We'd dance along to the music...static sounds and all.
And just when I was getting all nostalgic, my husband led me to this site! Kiddie Records Weekly. Oh this is a treasure! With all the visual media out there for kids to choose from, there is very little listening going on. My kids LOVE listening to books on tape...and now...all the old classics from the 40's and 50's are available for free download! All you need to do is download it to itunes, stick these on your ipod and you have amazing car time with your kids! Or even better, snuggle on the couch with popcorn and blankets. Even better if you have the book to go with it...which maybe you do.
However you choose, enjoy! Good old fashioned family listening time is great for the soul. I highly recommend it! Happy weekend!