Be There Bedtime Stories (www.betherebedtimestories.com) announces “Webtime Stories™;” a web-based storytelling platform that offers families far apart the opportunity to be there for the tradition of storytelling at bedtime or anytime. By leveraging webcam technology and children’s e-books, Be There Bedtime Stories brings storytelling to life via the Internet.
Creating a Webtime Story is simple: 1) choose from over 250 published children’s books licensed to the online bookstore at www.betherebedtimestories.com; 2) read the story in front of a webcam as it displays on the computer screen and; 3) the webcam recorded video of the storyteller is position on each page and a link to the Webtime Story is emailed to unlimited family members, viewable unlimited times. The price for unlimited access to a Webtime Story is currently $9.99, with subscription plans scheduled to launch in June.
“As social media platforms continue to grow and video chat is rapidly adopted, Webtime Stories represent a new generation of storytelling, using technologies that enrich relationships despite any distance apart,” said Alison Sansone, creator of Webtime Stories and founder of Be There Bedtime Stories.
“With millions of parents separated from their children nightly for many reasons from divorce, to military deployment to business travel, Webtime Stories add a new dimension to the age-old tradition of storytelling, keeping families connected, enabling child development, and creating recorded keepsakes.”
Webtime Stories™ Foster LiteracyThe parent-approved, easy-to-use platform also delivers the added benefit of fostering literacy. Whether watching and listening to the storyteller on each page or recording their own Webtime Story, kids are engaging in proven read-aloud techniques that build language and literacy.
Sansone founded Be There Bedtime Stories to allow her to stay involved in the daily lives of her two nieces living more than 2,000 miles away. Forming a partnership with Blue Star Families (www.bluestarfamilies.com), a national military family support organization, was a natural extension of Sansone’s vision to connect families instantly and connect future generations because the recordings last forever.
About Be There Bedtime StoriesBe There Bedtime Stories is a creative webcam storytelling platform that produces memorable experiences for families by allowing them to “be there” through the tradition of storytelling. Founded by Alison Sansone, the format of combining webcam storytelling narrated by a family member provides a kid-friendly, family bonding form of multi-media which encourages budding readers and develops literacy skills. Currently, the company has acquired licensing from eight initial publishers to more than 250 published titles, including a variety of genres (e.g., educational, character building, holiday, Spanish language titles, etc.) appropriate for ages two through eight years old. For more information, visit www.betherebedtimestories.com or engage on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/
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