This is a stand-alone e-course that can also be used as a prequel to the course How to Create and Record Audio Memoirs for your Grandkids & Loved Ones.
The goal of this course is to teach you everything you need to know about choosing age appropriate and subject matter appropriate stories and books to read and/or record for your grandchildren. Stories for babies, toddlers, elementary aged children and teens are covered in this course.
You will also learn how to search for copyright-free stories online, the difference between Public Domain and Creative Commons, and what stories you can and cannot legally record in audio format.
This course provides links to free stories online, and gives you some story topic suggestions with grandma and grandpa as the subject, to get you started.
Also included is a Grandchild Reference Sheet that you can download and fill out as you go through the course.
I started telling stories when my
daughters were very young. I made up adventure stories and eventually
wrote them down. I'm currently turning these adventures into a series of
children's books. I also wrote my own scathing memoirs, and 2
self-development books. And, I incorporate storytelling in my radio
shows and podcast programs.
When I recently became a grandma I
realized how important it is for our grandchildren and children to know
who we are as individual human beings who have suffered through
hardships and celebrated achievements . . . and learned and grew through
the good times and the bad.
My grandson has no idea what it was like for me growing up in Motown during an era of racial riots, bussing, political assassinations, the British Invasion, Transcendental Meditation, Viet Nam war, Watergate, and Peter Max, whose art clearly expressed the psychedelic craziness of a history wrought with turbulent change. These experiences helped shape who I am today, but my grandson won’t know unless I tell him.
My mom is in her mid-nineties and she
lived through things I couldn't imagine living through and will never
read about in history books. As a daughter, I don't care if my mom isn't
a Nobel prize winner or wasn't a famous movie star. I want to know
about her life. What was like for her to live through the Great
Depression, prohibition, and cars that required cranking to get them
started. How did she meet my dad, why did she fall in love with him, and
how did she stayed married to the same man for 63 years? I want to know
the stories of my grandparents and great-grandparents that only she she
can tell me. And I want to hear them being told in her voice. I want to
preserve her legacy.
It made me think about how important it is to preserve my stories for my children and grandchild. And I know there are many people like me, who want to know the history of their families, and the trials and tribulations they have gone through. Our ancestry is a big part of what makes us who we are today.
created this business so baby boomer grandparents can learn how to
preserve their own stories, and the stories of their parents,
grandparents and family members, because I didn't get this chance when
my grandparents were alive. But the knowledge and tools I provide is for
everyone who has a story to tell. I love helping people tell their
When I first started writing and recording my stories I had to jump over a lot of hurdles. I had no idea if I would ever be able to tell my stories with the passion and emotion I felt when living the actual experiences. I made a lot of mistakes, and learned as much as I could along the way, and here I am. Now let me save you the time and trouble of learning the hard way. I promise to you that with your passion and my know-how, I’ll get you there too.
I’ve helped hundreds of people tell their personal life stories in the way they want to tell them with this course. I promise to you that with your passion and my know-how, I’ll get you there too.PS: If you have any questions just give me a shout firstname.lastname@example.org
My mission is to help you bring to life
your favorite memories and experiences in a way that is fun and exciting
for you, and entertaining and memorable for your loved ones.
My formal training is in the Fine Arts,
writing, audio recording, film making, TV, radio, media arts and healing
arts. I recognize the innate creativity in everyone, and because I am
genuinely interested in who you are and what you have to say, I can
naturally draw from you the most important aspects of the stories you
have to tell.
Since 2012 I have been creating and recording my own podcasts and radio shows. In 2014 I trained new radio hosts how to start and record their own radio programs.My shows currently air on 1640 WJPR AM in New Jersey and several internet stations.