There is one way to make sure you stay connected with far away family (actually it’s the same way you stay connected with close by family). Get together time on the schedule! Things happen when they are on the schedule.
Of course long distance connecting is a little more challenging. Especially when it comes to kids. Talking on the phone just isn’t as fun as seeing someone in person.
Today I’m working with HomeTeam to show you some fun, simple and unique ways to connect… even when you’re far apart.
HomeTeam makes connecting your little one with far away family is easy. This new app allows families to connect with each other through reading books, playing games, or just video chatting with each other.
HomeTeam is perfect for out-of-town grandparents, traveling parents, and close, but not close-by relatives. You can turn unpredictable online chats into lively, focused-fun. There is no confusing technology, no dull or distracted moments, just real experiences bring shared through a single app.
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Become Pen Pals. With the option of sending a quick email or text, letter writing has all but disappeared. Give the special kids in your life a chance to experience the excitement of receiving actual in your hands mail. Start off by sending a letter and asking a few questions to inspire a return letter or send a pen pal kit to make it even more fun.
Traveling Buddy. Have your long distance little one draw picture of them self on the back of a cereal box (or other thick material), cut it out and send it your way. Take your new paper doll with you as you go about your day for an entire week.
Take pictures of your new buddy in some of the places you go, doing the things you do. Make sure that you make it into some of the pictures. When you send pictures of your week, include a paper doll of you. This is a great way to share your life in a fun way.
Play Games Together. We are a game family. For sure. Games are a great way to have fun together and having fun together creates connection! The HomeTeam app makes playing games together easy, even though you are far away.
HomeTeam users can choose from a long list of games. There is a mix of familiar games (like Checkers, Crazy 8, Four in a Row) and all new games (like Roller Coaster Builder, Robot and Word Adventure). The games are labelled by age and while the game is being played both players are still in view through a small video on the side.
Gothca! Mail Tag. Play mail tag by sending each other unusual things. Who can find the wackiest thing to send in the mail? This silly game will have both you and your special kid thinking of each other often.
Read a book together. Pick a personal favorite or find a special new release to read together. Make sure you both have a copy and take turns reading over the phone.
OR better yet! Use the HomeTeam app. There is a huge selection of books to choose from. Characters include your favorite Disney stories and other great titles you will both be excited to read. When a book is pulled up it fills the screen (except of course for the two video shots on the side… so you can watch your little one read).
The HomeTeam App
- Try the HomeTeam App with a free trial for the first month and then low monthly costs after the trial has expired of $8.95/month.
- You can download the app for tablet or access the app on desktop. Making it easy to pick the best way to connect.
- Download on Android or Download on iOS.