Reading Across the Miles

Many of the grandmothers who visit NanaHood and write to me do not live close to their grandchildren. Frequently they ask me how they can stay close and stay involved with their grands when they live so far away. I have always thought that one of the best things about technology is that it can help foster love and relationships by connecting generations. All we have to do is take advantage of the opportunities it presents!

Now, thanks to a new app called HomeTeam there’s another way to bridge the generation gap. One of my favorite activities (and I bet it’s one of yours too) is reading to my grandchildren. There’s nothing more fun than seeing the delight on their faces as we turn the pages of a book together.

Three of my grandchildren getting ready for story time.

Three of my grandchildren getting ready for story time.

I am fortunate that I live close to all of my grandchildren but I don’t see them every day. On the days when they don’t come over  or when I’m traveling, The HomeTeam App allows me to read and play games with them no matter where I am.

One of the best things about this HomeTeam is that there is a FREE 30-day-trial and you don’t have to use a credit card to start trying it out! My oldest granddaughter is 10 and she lives about 15 miles away. I downloaded the HomeTeam App on my Ipad and she downloaded it on hers. We read a book and played some games and she agreed that it was “Super Cool!”

Abby reading

Another thing I like about HomeTeam is the huge selection of books. There are plenty of choices for my 10 year old granddaughter as well as all of my littles (ages 1-3). You can have up to 5 people on your account and remember it’s FREE for 30 days!

My daughter videoed me reading to her 3 year old and I think you can see by the video that she really enjoyed it. If you notice in the left hand corner of the screen she can actually see me reading it while looking at the book. I love that I could see her expressions and we could interact while reading.

I highly recommend HomeTeam for grandparents and parents. When you can’t be with your grandchildren, it’s the next best thing to being there!

There are many little ways to enlarge your world.  Love of books is the best of all.” – Jacqueline Kennedy

This is a sponsored post and I have been paid to review this product. However, the thoughts and opinions voiced here are strictly my own and I only review products I believe grandparents and parents would enjoy knowing about. #sponsored 


  1. Kiera 10 Sep, 2015

    Such a neat app! I will have to check it out for our Nana who lives 10 hours away!! Love the face little miss is making while you’re reading to her!!

  2. Rachel 10 Sep, 2015

    She really enjoyed it!!

  3. teresak 11 Sep, 2015

    It was really fun and we plan to do it again often!

  4. teresak 11 Sep, 2015

    And so did her Nana!