Reading-One of the best things you can do with your children or grandchildren!
Are your children or grandchildren avid readers? For years I wondered how my children could NOT love to read. After all, my mom was a reading teacher and I had rather read than eat (unless it’s turtle cheese cake). In the last few years things have changed. I walked into a room the other day and caught my oldest son reading a book! No, it wasn’t Dr. Seuss either. It was about blueberries and because we are now the proud owners of a blueberry farm he was interested in learning more about blueberries. So if your children or grandchildren don’t get excited about reading. Don’t give up. They may turn out to be readers when they older.
What You Can Do To Plant Reading Seeds
Read to them and let them read to you every single day. Let them see you reading and tell them often why you love reading. If you aren’t close enough to read to your grandchildren in person there is still a way to read to them.
A California company has come up with a new, cool, high-tech twist to combat an age-old problem of grandparents or parents who want to read to their children every day but can’t due to work or distance.
With a webcam and just a few mouse clicks, adults can record video of themselves reading one of 250 online e-books.
How it works….
Be There Bedtime Stories adds a new, technological dimension to summer-learning programs with webcam-recorded storytelling, also known as Webtime Stories. This online platform works in three easy steps:
1. Choose an e-book from the online bookstore
2. Read the story in front of a webcam as it displays on the computer screen; the video is then embedded onto each page of the e-book
3. The Webtime Stories are accessible via link anytime, connecting young readers with family members no matter how far away.
One lucky NanaHood follower will win a FREE story. All you have to do is become a new follower (look on the right hand side of this and follow with Google or Blog Frog or subscribe by email) or Like NanaHood on Facebook
Then leave me a comment letting me know what you did and that you would like a free story. I’ll randomly choose someone in 48 hours…..Saturday by 3 p.m. Central time.
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