Honda’s Road Readers Program Challenges Children to Be Creative


Many of us spend hours upon hours in our cars each week. According to Honda, the average family spends about four hours each week in the car together. To help families use that time in a fun new way, Honda is releasing a new app called Honda Road Readers.

This app will give Honda drivers free access to children’s audiobooks. That way, kids can spend their time in the car imaging far-off places and wild adventures and get their creative juices flowing.

“The goal for the Honda Road Readers program is to provide an educational and entertaining alternative to the usual car ride and inspire young listeners to vividly imagine,” said Susie Rossick, Assistant Vice President, Honda/Acura Regional Media and Marketing at American Honda Motor Co., Inc., in a statement. “This effort is a powerful demonstration of our commitment to the brand’s ‘Power of Dreams’ philosophy by encouraging our customers and their families to dream big together.”

And, to make the listening experience even more rewarding, many of the book are accompanied by critical-thinking questions to help children and their parents take a deeper look at the stories.

App users will have access to five free audiobooks per year, with the first one being J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan. To get the app, register online, download the app, and enter your Honda’s VIN.

Resolve to Make and Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions


  1. Keep it within reach. Whether you want to lose weight, stop smoking, save money, or stop using your cell phone in the car, you need to set a manageable goal. For example, if you honestly need to lose 100 pounds, don’t make that your goal for the year. Instead, have your goal be to make exercise an important part of your life or to make smarter food choices.
  2. Create a timetable. Create a loose schedule with mini goals that you would like to reach throughout the year. This can definitely be amended through the year, as needed.
  3. Be prepared for setbacks. There will be times this year when you will absolutely fail at your goals. That’s okay. Just pick yourself back up and keep going. Don’t let small setbacks deter you from the big picture.
  4. Get a friend. Often, if you work with someone else towards the same goal, you will have a better chance of success. Talk to your friends and family about what you want to accomplish and you will likely find a partner, or at least someone who can help hold you accountable.
  5. Reward yourself. When you reach small milestones, give yourself a reward, whatever that may be. You can even plan a major reward when you accomplish your original resolution.

With these simple steps in hand, you can be well on your way to having a successful year.