When I was little my grandmother recorded stories on tape for us all the time. We still have some of them! She also sent some to my cousins who were overseas at the time. I think this is an awesome gift for little ones that live far away. They get to hear your voice on a consistent basis, acting out your love from thousands of miles away by reading stories to them!
We also recorded some fun family stories and songs and I added a few stories from my grandma and grandpa using the tapes they gave us as kids.
I should add that I am not a technological expert by any means. I have trouble with Facebook! I guarantee that if I could do this, anyone could.
It really wasn’t a difficult project to complete and I think it’s a great gift. I recently burned all those same stories onto a cd for J so it’s become a gift that keeps on giving! It’s been great to use on road trips and plane trips. It also works great while cooking dinner or entertaining toddler while busy with the baby.
Since all toddlers and preschoolers tend to love hearing themselves, a great addition to your audio assembly would be having them join you in reading key words, recite a poem or even read a simple book themselves.
Becca also blogs at Fun and Engaging Activities for Toddlers