Bring your childhood to life for your grandchild

Grandparents are natural story tellers, why not tell your grandchildren what life was like when you were their age, what could be better than your grandchild listening to stories from your childhood in your voice!

Aroundsound lets you easily record, save and share your own childhood stories with your grandchildren.

Imagine being able to share the stories of what life was like when you were the same age as your grandchildren for them to listen to over and over again.

Everyone can be a storyteller. What a birthday treat to get a message from you describing your birthday at their age or how lovely for Christmas morning describing the toys you received from Father Christmas at their age, some may be the same…some very different!

A good luck wish on their first day with a story on how your first day of school went or a bon voyage for their holiday with a story from your holidays at their age to entertain them on their journey.

But you don’t need a special occasion to share your memories, even the everyday can contain some amazing shared memories.

Recording, saving and sharing with your family is easy, its choosing what stories to tell will be the hard part!

So just grab a cuppa, sit down, relax, hit record on the aroundsound app and tell your stories. Aroundsound automatically saves the story and you can give it a unique name before sharing it with your family. It’s easy to share via text message, WhatsApp or email, just press the three little dots on the right a sound options menu appears, just press share sound, this will bring up your phone’s options for sharing. Your family can then listen via the Aroundsound app or simply open the link and listen in a web browser on their computer or mobile phone if they don’t already have the app.

Story Collection

Why not create a story collection for your grandchildren to listen and cherish your stories over and over again. It couldn’t be easier, once you have recorded the press the three little dots on the right and press add to collection, then either create a new collection or add to an existing collection. You can then find your collections by pressing collections at the bottom of the app. Want to share the collection of stories with your family? No problem, just press those 3 little dots again beside the collection and press share collection and share however you like.

Have fun and happy recording!

Need Inspiration?

Listen to an Evatt family story with a piece of interesting family history here…

Photo by Johan Mouchet on Unsplash

Record and Treasure Forever your Precious Story Times

Aroundsound helps you record those easy to miss moments and treasure them forever. Record those precious story times and relive forever Mummy and Daddy’s story telling.

 

Aroundsound helps you record those easy to miss moments and treasure them forever. Record those precious story times and relive forever mummy and daddy’s story telling. From daddy’s deep Gruffalo to mum’s squeaky Peppa Pig, thanks to Aroundsound you will be able to play your favourite bedtime stories over and over again. Imagine in the future being able to play your grandchildren their parent’s story time!

Aroundsound lets you easily record and save bedtime stories with your children, allowing you to capture those special memories without being intrusive in the moment. Five stories into bedtime and the kids want more stories? hit play and let them fall asleep to the stories you have just read, or why not get the grandparents to record a story to end story time in a very special way?

How to record?

Parents are busy, so Aroundsound couldn’t be easier to use. Pick any story time and hit record! Aroundsound loves the everyday moments so don’t worry about waiting for a special event and hit record on the app.

Story Collection

Why not create a story collection for your children to listen and cherish your stories over and over again. It couldn’t be easier, once you have recorded the press the three little dots on the right and press add to collection, then either create a new collection or add to an existing collection. You can then find your collections by pressing collections at the bottom of the app. Want to share the collection of stories with your family? No problem, just press those 3 little dots again beside the collection and press share collection and share however you like.

Have fun and happy recording!

Need Inspiration?

Listen to one of Rachel and her daughter’s storytimes here…

 

Photo by Picsea on Unsplash

 

 

 

Record your favourite bedtime stories for your grandchild

Imagine your grandchild listening to your favourite bed times stories when you were a child or even their mum or dad’s favourite story.

Aroundsound lets you easily record, save and share bedtime stories with your grandchildren.

All it takes is for you to choose the stories you want to record, maybe you want to record the stories you loved to hear as a child, the stories you loved to read for your children or maybe your grandchildren’s favourite story. Or take a trip to the library and choose a few books. Let them drift into a beautiful sleep listening to Grandma or Grandpa’s voice.

How to record?

Once you have selected the story all you need to do is grab a cuppa, sit down, relax, hit record on the Aroundsound app and read your favourite bedtime. Aroundsound automatically saves the story and you can give it a unique name before sharing it with your family. It’s easy to share via text message, WhatsApp or email, just press the three little dots on the right of your recording, and a sound options menu appears, just press share sound, this will bring up your phone’s options for sharing. Your family can then listen via the Aroundsound app or simply open the link and listen in a web browser on their computer or mobile phone if they don’t already have the app.

Story Collection

Why not create a story collection for your grandchildren to listen and cherish your stories over and over again. It couldn’t be easier, once you have recorded the press the three little dots on the right and press add to collection, then either create a new collection or add to an existing collection. You can then find your collections by pressing collections at the bottom of the Aroundsound app. Want to share the collection of stories with your family? No problem, just press those 3 little dots again beside the collection and press share collection and share however you like.

Have fun and happy recording!

Need Inspiration?

Listen to one of Grandad Evatts’s bedtime stories here…

photo credit: Photo by Filip Mroz on Unsplash

The Story of Aroundsound

Rachel tells you the story of her passion to record those easy to miss moments with her family so they could treasure them forever; how Aroundsound was born!

I first realised just how special sound was when I had my second daughter, Edith. When my oldest girl Iris, was born, those first six months were just about survival really, but by the time I was a mum for the second time I knew just how quickly time flies and how much the girls change in that time, and I wanted to do everything I could to save every precious moment.

I had my hands full with the two of them, so without really thinking about it, I started to take sound recordings. Little things really, like Edith lying on the mat babbling, or the sound she would make first thing in the morning when there was just the two of us.

What made it practical and also making it special,  I didn’t need to worry about a screen. I could focus on my interaction with the girls, knowing we were making memories we could relive later.

I knew there were already a fair few technologies that I could use to record sound, but I couldn’t find anything that let me capture, organise and share sound as easily as I wanted. As a product engineer, I was drawn to this. And that’s how Aroundsound was born.

What I really love about sound is that it isn’t a choice between capturing a moment and living it. You can do both.

Until we find a way to time travel, listening back to recordings is the next best thing. I close my eyes and I am transported back to the moments we made together.

 

And what’s even better is that I can share them with family and friends, and they can enjoy them too.

Sound is helping our family connect in ways which matter – we are grabbing those everyday  moments in life and being able to relive them and share them, like the time Edith said her name for the first time and called herself ‘Ebeep’. It was wonderful to capture this sound, and she’s already stopped saying it now. Like every child, speech develops so quickly and before you know it they no longer say that wonderful thing in that way. We shared that moment with the girls’ grandparents and they loved being able to enjoy that ‘first’ with us from afar. 

The girls’ grandparents have sinced been using Aroundsound to record and share bedtime stories, so Iris and Edith have been listening to the sound of their grandparent’s voices as they fall asleep. It’s become a nightly routine now and we have a back catalogue of around 80 bedtime stories to choose from, as well as new ones coming in regularly!

Aroundsound is really helping me capture some amazing memories of my girls and share these with the people that matter. I can hit record and stay in the moment with them, rather than behind a screen. We now have a soundtrack of our girls early lives, which will be precious to us, and to them and perhaps their children in years to come.

Since the start of Aroundsound, I’ve become more and more interested in the power of sound to capture the world around us. We now have people using Aroundsound for saving special stories, labelling lessons and lectures, sharing spoken word and musical moments and recording soundscapes for meditation. The amazing feedback we’ve had so far is helping to develop the product it is today, and we’re still learning and shaping what it becomes. 

 

Please give it a go and tell us what you think! Download Aroundsound here: Android App or iPhone app.