Summer Reading for Busy Families Audiobooks Inspire a Love of Stories in All Ages
coin only grants half of what they wish for, and an unplanned vacation to the Sahara, followed by chaos in King Arthur’s court, is just a one of the hilarious misadventures this family must overcome together. For Something Entirely New “The Wild Robot” by Peter Brown, read by Kate Atwater When lonely robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she finds she’s trapped on a wild island. Struggling to survive and
Summer reading lists are always popular, but most families rarely have time to have dinner together, let alone sit still reading for hours. Luckily, the ever-growing popularity of audiobooks means you don’t have to wait for school to start again for your kids to get back into literature. Here are a few great audiobooks you can introduce to your family this summer. For the Long Road Trip “The Bad Beginning” (A Series of Unfortunate Events) by Lemony Snicket, read by Tim Curry When a terrible fire destroys the Baudelaire mansion, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny find themselves orphans and are sent to live with the terrible Count Olaf. Convinced their awful new guardian is only after their fortune, the Baudelaires must use their intelligence and skills to stick together and (maybe) overcome their sad circumstances. Fans of the Netflix series will love to hear the story that started it all! Who knew such an unfortunate series could mean fun for the whole family? For Family Bonding “Half Magic” by Edward Eager, read by Words Take Wing A beloved family favorite since it was first published in 1954, “Half Magic” tells the story of siblings Jane, Mark, Katharine, and Martha, who discover a magic wish-granting coin. They soon realize the You’ve probably seen our obstacle exercise area at Fore Court. It’s designed to get athletes into great shape, either as an alternative way to work out or to train for one of the many popular obstacle races in our area. We love to support these athletes in any way we can, and on April 23, we had a fantastic opportunity to do just that. Spartan, one of the organizations behind the obstacle races, frequently partners with local exercise facilities to provide “Spartan Training” workouts for people getting ready for one of their infamous races. We partnered with them to deliver an awesome workout — and a cool T-shirt — to over 140 people. It was two hours of intense body-weight and routine exercises
befriend the island’s hostile animal inhabitants, Roz must eventually face her mysterious past, which threatens to tear her home apart. This brand-new book is a stunning tale about the environment, technology, and the wonder of being alive. These are just a few of the many titles your family can enjoy this summer. Find even more by visiting Audible.com or checking the audiobooks catalogue on iTunes.
This Is Sparta! Shredding the Spartan Workout
designed to get participants in shape for a race and show them how to train on their own.
It was pretty intense for participants and athletes alike, and we even had a few spectators cheering on their favorite Spartans. It’s no coincidence that these races are named for the fierce Greek warriors of old. We were impressed with the grit and drive all athletes showed just by finishing! Sound like fun? If so, ask us about the Outside Obstacle Training Center or Spartan race when you come in. We look forward to running these events in the future, and right now we’re the only facility in Rhode Island that’s doing them!
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