So, who has heard of this new-fangled Periscope thing? When I first heard of it I was quite critical, thinking that it was just one more thing to keep track of and spend my precious time on. Why would I sign up for yet another social media thingy when YouTube is already working well for me when it comes to sharing videos I do, and it seemed to be the same.
However, through a blogging course I’ve been a part of for the past 5 weeks (this is why I’ve been so quiet on the actual writing blog posts front), it was highly recommended that I give it a try. So, I did, and I have to say, I’ve been loving it. I’ve only done 6 scopes so far (look at me, using all the lingo… I’m so cool), but I’m slowly getting the hang of it.
What I love about this way of capturing a video is that a) it’s live and (generally) unscripted – I love to see raw and unprepared honesty – and b) that I don’t feel like I have to be in the video at all. After all, a periscope on a submarine just pops up to give a view of what’s being seen, not to lock eyes on someone spouting off about Mom Confessions (something else I’ve been trying with Periscope – you can head to and join the closed #MamaMovieMonday group to see the recent mom confessions that are being posted, or you can check out this previous post, I’m Not The Mom I Thought I’d Be, and this one, Judge Not My Parenting Decisions).
So, today I popped onto Periscope to do a quick little share of 5 board books with animal sounds and actions that have been well-read and loved by my toddler, myself and my husband. I love to read stories for kids in my preschool classes, as well as at home. I truly believe that you cannot start reading to your children too early, so even if your babe is just a month old, or even in utero still, don’t hesitate to pick up a book and start reading to your little one!
I have uploaded the video to YouTube so you can watch it for evermore (Periscope only keeps your videos up for 24 hours). Under the embedded video you can find each of the books I showed so that you can get your fingers on them easier, either by looking them up at the library, or buying them for your own children’s book collection.
If you liked what I shared, I’d love to connect with you and keep in touch on Periscope and YouTube (click the hyperlinks to head to my account where you can see what I’ve been posting and follow my feed).
Awesome Board Book Stories for Kids
Moo, Baa, La La La – Sandra Boynton
(We love Sandra Boynton. You can find a post on her awesome books here.)
Doing the Animal Bop – Jan Ormerod
So this version includes a music CD that I had no idea existed. I will have to check it out, but in the mean time I can’t speak for how awesome it is personally.
Doggies – Sandra Boynton
There’s a Cow in the Cabbage Patch – Stella Blackstone
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