Completely unrelated to any other sort of Road Signs to Him Ministries article before, I wanted to send a holla out to all of you other mothers (or dads…or grandparents…or aunts…uncles…well, you get it) of small children. As with everything else I write about, this will require a bit of back story…
A few months ago, while reading a bedtime story to Charlotte (5 yrs old), I thought of how cool it would be to video record me reading her stories, so that nights when she wanted to play her iPod at bedtime, or nights when I am not available, she could still enjoy bedtime stories. Soooo, I created her own little YouTube account, which is totally private. On it, I uploaded story reading, as well as other fun family videos so that she would always have some fun stuff to watch without (and this is key since her iPod is just the 8GB variety) taking up her precious memory space! YouTube to the rescue!!!
After a little time, this got me thinking…there are tons of kids toting iPods, iPads, and other gadgets and gizmos these days, and they might enjoy some story time, too. I didn’t want to publicize Charlotte’s account, so I formed another: KiddoStoryTime on YouTube.
What you’ll find on KiddoStoryTime (YouTube account):
Nothing fancy! It’s just the pages of the book, while myself or one of my older children read the story. There are no faces, no acting out, just reading…just like my kids really get when I read them books. This is meant to be a calming, winding down for bed time, so it’s not going to be stimulating the way that so many kid-driven videos tend to be.
So, please feel free to subscribe to the KiddoStoryTime YouTube channel, so that those nights when you’re in a crunch at story time you have a back-up plan. This is also good for road trips, long waits in doctors offices, or any time when the kiddo would be “bored” without something entertaining. Consider this your Ace In The Hole!!!
*DISCLAIMER ONE: This channel will be geared toward books for preschool through about 1st or 2nd grade. I have been trying to identify the books by age group as I post them, to help parents and kids sort through them more easily. Right now there are just a handful uploaded, but I am working through some great lists of books and hope to have quite an online library for you to scan through shortly.
*DISCLAIMER TWO: I do not have any claim to any of the stories read here on this page. This is similar to going to a library and hearing a story-time lady reading to your children. I receive no compensation from the reading of these children’s books; this is simply a way to share my love for books with my own children, and–in turn–with yours.
Make it a great day,