Yes, well, digitally….! The video recording and the bedtime story will be stored on your account page and in your child’s bedroom/account page [on our website]. You can access the story at anytime, and so can the child. And, when you finish reading, you can purchase a printed copy direct from the publisher or your favorite bookseller and supplement the memory for that child!
Can I record the story again, after I send it the first time? [Top]
Sure, why not. Our system will recognize you have already purchased that story and allow you to send the story again within 30 days of the first recording.
I’m not sure how I feel about children reading books on a computer… [Top]
Our intention is to connect families that are geographically far apart – which means that more family members can ‘be there’ in a child’s life. We have no intention of replacing books, we just think that video storytelling is a great way to connect. Not only will they recognize you when you visit, you get to be active in their development!
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Bedtime Stories happen everynight! So, by introducing a video storyteller from other family members, just one or two nights each week, there is a greater experiential value from the sacred routine of bedtime stories in addition to the literacy benefits!
Can my granddaughter watch the story more than once? [Top]
Indeed! The recording is accessible from her virtual bedroom/account page as many times as she wishes – forever. In fact, many parents face the issue of having to read a child’s favorite book over and over and over again. You’ll be doing them a favor and giving them a break.
How do I send the story to my grandchild? [Top]
That’s easy – we’ll do it for you! After you approve of your recording and pay for it, then we will alert the child that a story awaits them on the bookshelf of their virtual bedroom/account page. The child’s parent will receive that email alert about your new bedtime story and click a link in that email which takes them directly to your recording on the Be There Bedtime Stories website. In just 2 clicks, they will be watching you read them a bedtime story on their computer!
What is your return policy? [Top]
That’s an easy question! We’ve provided you with the opportunity to preview your recording before you pay, so you can ensure that you are satisfied before you even hit ‘purchase’!
However, if there is any other reason that you ended up creating an unhappy moment, we can offer you a refund, as long as it is within 30 days of your recording. You can find more information on contacting customer support here.
Do Webtime Stories play on an iPad or tablet device? [Top]
Yes! You can now record or watch Webtime Stories using your iPad or iPad mini. Once you purchase a book from the bookstore, simply login to the Be There! app on your iPad with the same login info as your ID on the website, and your book will download to your device to record and send from within the app.
If you have received a storylink from a storyteller to watch a Webtime Story, simply login to the Be There! app with the same email address in which you received the link.