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Chris Connors @ MAKE writes:

Do you have an extra mp3 player or four in the house? Do your kids like to hear your bedtime stories? How about archiving them and setting up your kid with an audio player that will allow him or her to play them back at any time? With a couple of computer speakers, or a DIY audiobear, your child can hear your voice telling your best stories at any time, night or day. After making the recordings, you may find that you have an heirloom audio session that can be passed down for generations. There are plenty of ways to customize your Storybear, plush knobs, speakers, remote control, and you could make the doll yourself.

4 thoughts on “Digitize Your Bedtime Stories

  1. This sounds like a great idea and I would consider doing this for my kids but it reminds me of my childhood in the early 70s. When I was about four, my Dad had to tell me the story of Jack and the Beanstalk every night. For months. And months. Finally one night, he came in with a reel to reel recording of JATB which threw me into a blind rage. I would have nothing of it. That’s the last I remember. After that I don’t know how much longer he had to endure the telling of the story.

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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