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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Record a Bedtime Story

This site is not free (although there are a few books that you can record for free) -- but it's something you may wish to take a look at anyway.

At A Story Before Bed, you read a bedtime story (using your webcam) that you've selected from the hundreds available in the site library. The child you're reading to gets to hear your voice and see you read the book.

The FAQs say you can record any book for free and you pay only when you're satisfied with the recording. There are a few books that are totally free, but the average cost is $6.99 per book (unless you're a member at a cost of $10/month, when you can record an unlimited number).

It looks like this:

Your child can watch on his or her computer, iPhone or iPad, as many times as s/he wants.

This is a great way for families to stay close and connected. There are pre-recorded books (one I saw was read by the author), and although it's interesting, I think that rather defeats the purpose of the idea behind the site's creation of bringing families together.

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posted by Stephanie @ Sunday, December 30, 2012  


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