can you recommend a listening center?

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  1. bonneb

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    I have about $250 to purchase a listening center. Does anyone have any advice? I would like something portable with a jack for 4-6 kids, a CD and cassette player. I don't know where to start and I don't want to make a mistake with that much money!
     
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  3. DrivingPigeon

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    I really like the set-up that I have in my classroom. It works very well. I have:

    -2 CD/cassette players
    -2 splitters so that 1-4 children can listen to a story at a time. I have it set up so that 2 children listen to 1 story

    Personally, I wouldn't want more than 2 children to listen to one story at a time. Two kids can share 1 book successfully. If you have more than that, I think you would need more than 1 book.
     
  4. gottagoodgig

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    I did away with headphones this year and LOVE it. I use my listening center during "centers" and there are four centers at a time. I just turn my CD player down low and tell the kids to get close and listen well. It's worked great! I don't have to worry about headphones getting all tangled up and not working. It's great!

    Good luck!
     

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