Getting the children off to sleep can be a difficult task. After all the fuss of getting ready for bed and the evening routine, more often than not they don’t actually want to go to bed when the time comes. This is where something special comes in to help them settle down, and that’s reading them a bedtime story.
Storytime is a great way to help children settle down and fall asleep, but also a chance to have some quiet time together, away from the earlier stress of the day, when children and parents can spend some a few minutes of rewarding quality time together. It’s also a great way of building a routine, and helping imaginations to grow.
However, for some parents, busy lifestyles can often get in the way. Family dynamics might also make it difficult, particularly if one parent lives apart or is away from the family for long periods time. This is when storytime can become tricky, and that’s where technology can step in to solve the problem.
Video is a great way to keep in contact, but when it comes to reading bedtime stories, it reaches a whole new level. Imagine recording your children their very own storytime videos that they can watch over and over again, even if you’re not there. Because of the added visual element, video is still very interactive, and can provide some of the same closeness too.
It’s also a great way of helping grandparents to get involved in storytime, especially if they live far away. A storytime video can help build familiarity and closeness between visits.
Recording your own videos is absolutely possible, given the availability and ease of smartphones and video messaging, however to make it extra-special, you can always use a film production company.
My World Films offers Storytime packages, where you can read one or multiple stories for your children in front of our professional camera operators and equipment. We can add simple animation and music, and also provide a green-screen. We then produce a personalised DVD or digital copy that you can give us a gift to your children. It’s perfect for Christmas or birthdays.
Find out more at our Storytime page or visit Groupon to buy your package today for just £29. Find it here.