As you may already be all to aware – when you live in New York and Grandma lives in California, it’s very difficult to build and maintain a strong relationship between your kids and your mom. Your child may be happy to sit for twenty minutes reading a book at bedtime, but there is no way you can get them to sit in front of a computer for that long video chatting with Grandma or Aunt Brenda. Readeo is a brand new website that combines the technology of video chat with some of the industry’s best books, to bring people together and bring “story time” online. What a wonderful way to spend time with loved ones, near and far!
Here’s how it works: Readeo combines children’s books with high-quality video chat to create a shared reading experience called BookChat where people can see, hear, read and interact with grandchildren, nephews, nieces, and others -just as you would if you were in the same room. Readeo allows families to connect and interact in a meaningful way -even when they may be far apart.
Fur further detail here is an excellent video to watch:
Readeo is such a cool site with a very awesome concept! I am crazy about my family and not one of my fabulous family members live close to me. Nowadays families wind up spread out all over the country -and world, including grandparents, divorced families, military families, and professionals who work long hours or travel often for work. Readeo will be able to provide loved ones living apart with wonderful memories and draw them back together.
“Anyone who has ever tried to talk to a two year old on the phone knows what a short and hard-to-understand experience this can be. With Readeo my two year old and I can interact around picture books that keep his attention. He loves to call me and be ‘Grandma, read to me.’ and now I can! Thanks for bringing me a new way to enjoy my grandkids!”
-Proud Grandmother and new Readeo member
Readeo is geared towards families with children between the ages of 0 and 8 and has titles from well known publishers including Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Candlewick Press, Blue Apple Book and Chronicle Books, subscribers have a diverse online library to choose from.
Readeo is extremely user-friendly with a lot of very helpful features, including customized/personalized “bookshelves” and book reviews. They also have an easy-to-use library that is searchable by age, gender and subject matter.
Here is a video by the founder of the company talking about why Readeo was created and explains the premise a bit more.
I’m so impressed with Readeo, I didn’t think they could get any more cooler -but was proven wrong when I learned that they also feature a Book of the Month that is FREE to read for all users -guests included. Plus they just recently turned their 7 day FREE trial into a 14 day FREE trial – double your pleasure, double your fun to see if Readeo is right for your family!
What a special gift to give to yourself and family! Now would be a perfect time to buy a membership for your husband, father, or grandpa for Father’s Day!
Users will need a computer with broadband internet access and a webcam. Readeo uses browser-based technology, so no downloads are necessary to use the site. Uses can sign up to Readeo as Guests or Members; Guests sign up for free and Members pay $9.95 per month or $99.95 per year for a subscription to the site. The major difference between the Guest and Member account is that Members can read any book at any time with anyone. Other than the Book of the Month, Guests can only read entire books when connected to a Member in a BookChat.
Five lucky readers will receive a one year subscription to Readeo, each valued at $99.95! Open to residents of Earth! Find out how and enter *directly below* in the Giveaway Form. Also, be sure to check out all of our other giveaways HERE.
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