Bedtime stories via Instant Message

From the U.K.’s Guardian, a story on British family entertainment company Chorion‘s new service that provides classic tales Mr Men, Paddington Bear, and Noddy with a new digital twist. “Time for a Story” allows children to interact with a distant adult who can share an online story through an Internet connection, webcam, and microphone. Get more information & try the demo here. A real-time audiobook narrated by absent mom or dad, grandma or grandpa!

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Mary Burkey is an independent library consultant in Columbus (OH). An enthusiastic audiophile, she has served on all four of ALA's audiobook award committees as well as the Audies. In addition to writing the "Voices in My Head" column for Booklist, she is the author of Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature (ALA, 2013). Follow her on Twitter at @mburkey.

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  1. cdhilton@wideopenwest.com' Cheryl says:

    Honestly, I can’t keep up with you.

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