I was fortunate to grow up in a home where books were treasured friends. As far back as I can remember up through my high school years, my dad would read to us a chapter or two from one of our books before we went to bed. My love for stories is such an integral part of who I am, that I wanted to share this love with my two boys. A year ago, I began recording on my phone whenever I read to them. We load the recordings on an old phone which they can carry with them. Their “story phone” is such a hit with them, we sometimes need to limit the amount of time they listen to stories!
For us, the story phone is a great way to make car rides more fun, or give us the opportunity to make dinner or take a shower. We even took it to dinner one night at a restaurant. My husband and I were able to have a lovely discussion while the boys listened to Rikki Tikki Tavi!
I hope your children will enjoy these stories as much as mine do. If you have any organizational suggestions or story requests, please let me know. We have many more stories recorded which we are happy to share. If you are interested in sharing your own story recordings here, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will help you start sharing your stories.Florence Durant