Yesterday, the girls and I went to Walmart to pick up some items and stopped by the children's book section just to see what was on the shelves.
I found one copy of this recordable book--have you seen these yet? It looked fun, but there was no price tag, no bar code to scan, and no other copies available to see if there was a price somewhere. I looked for a label on the shelves, but still couldn't find a price.
So I took it to the register and asked for a price check.
10 minutes later, a sales associate came to say that she could not find any price listed or any other books either, so she let me have it for $6.99.
Now I had no idea what it was supposed to cost, but I was pretty sure that $6.99 was a good deal. So I bought it.
Turns out it was a great deal! These seem to run between $20 and $30 dollars, so I'm pretty happy I waited around with a fussy baby and hyper preschooler while she was hunting down the price. (Yes, I was THAT lady.)
The book is called Grandma and Me and it is part of Hallmark's "A Conversation to Keep" series.
It provides prompts for you to ask your child and then it records their responses in an audio file. You can then give the book as a gift and the recipient can listen to what your child had to say about him or her.
Last night, Juliet and I had so much fun recording her stories and messages for her grandma. We laughed as we listened back to it and I know my mom is going to love it.
(Don't worry--she doesn't read my blog, so I'm not ruining any surprises.)
I loved hearing her little voice play back so much that I'm going to ask Ben to get me the Mom & Me Recordable Conversation Book. (He does read my blog, so this is me asking!)
This will be something we can have fun listening to for years to come. Of course, you could always do something like this on your own just using a video camera or even typing up your child's responses. (Kind of like this interview I did with Juliet a few years ago.)
I also noticed that there are several different recordable books available. I think the idea is that you get a loved one to read the story, record themselves, and you give it to your child who can then hear their voice read to them even if they live far away. I like this idea, too. Might be a good gift for Juliet for Christmas.
Do you have any experiences with these recordable books? Which do you recommend?