How I Stay Connected With My Grandchildren

Living away from my grandsons is hard. I miss having them live down the street from me and wish that I would have taken advantage of it more. I absolutely love my life in Washington and wouldn’t change it for the world, but it’s hard being apart from family. It’s like a piece of me is missing. My grandsons are young, three and one, but one of my favorite things to do with them is read. I really believe that reading to kids is one of the best ways to spend quality time, and it’s so special to read books to my grandsons that I used to read to their father when he was young.


What is Readeo

Recently I found a service called Readeo. It’s like Facetiming, but through the website you can host a book chat and read books together, flipping through the photos and seeing each other’s reaction to the pages. 

Although it’ll never quite replace the in-person snuggles, genuinely excited expressions and feel of an actual book, it definitely comes close! In fact, I have my daughter who lives on the East coast on our family plan so that she can read to her niece and nephews as well. Readeo has quickly become a treasured tool in our family to help us stay connected.

There are thousands of book titles to choose from, with all different reading levels so there’s something for everyone. They even update books seasonally. You can also organize books for each child and save them on a virtual "book shelf" so that you’re never caught wasting time trying to decide which book to read next. See a peak at our bookshelves below!

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I think this is a genius way to stay connected, especially now, and I look forward to my book chats and want them to remember their Oma as someone who loved to read to them.

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