Bedtime stories from Grandad

This week something really special happened. Every night, at bedtime, I have played my daughters a bedtime story sound recording from Grandad Evatt, who lives 200 miles away. Each night, they listened to the story in bed, with the lights turned off, and drifted off to sleep whilst listening to the sound of his familiar voice.

My daughters, Iris and Edith, are aged 4 and 2, and getting them both to bed at the same time is usually a challenge. It’s especially tough when it’s just me, or just their dad, doing bedtime. Not only has this made bedtime easier for all of us, but it’s lovely to feel that another member of the family is part of it. The bedtime stories are something we can listen to over and over, in the car as well as at bedtime, and we’ll treasure having his voice saved in years to come.

Grandad Evatt now has his homework cut out (as do my parents) as my daughters have been requesting more bedtime stories from Grandad.

Here he is reading Rapunzel.

Aroundsound is a sound platform that enables you to record, edit and share sound recordings. You can use it to record experiences, special moments as well as bedtime stories to share with people you love. Sound is different to video. Close your eyes, listen and your imagination will tell you why. Download on Android here. iPhone app is coming soon.

Photo credit: Annie Spratt on Unsplash

Published by Rachel Evatt

Rachel is the co-founder of Aroundsound, an app for recording and sharing sound, and is the joint owner of Sunart Fields in Derbyshire, an ecological restoration project.

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