Read a child a story …even when you’re not there!

Be there. Keep in touch. Improve literacy

Read a story to your favourite person (son, daughter, granddaughter, grandson, niece or nephew), even when you can’t be there in person.

Using some clever technology we record you reading a story book and then send to anyone, anywhere in the world.

Not only can they see you at the top of the book, they hear your voice.

The recording is theirs to keep, so they can watch & listen to you read to them whenever they want!

Children who are read to daily are more likely to succeed in education and life

But this is not always possible in today's busy world

Choose a book

Create a free account and then choose a book from the bookshelf.

It will open on the screen complete with turning pages.

Read & record

Click Record & then read the book out aloud.

We record you & the book using your webcam


Watch the playback and if you are happy then enter an email address & send.

You decide how much to pay

Who we are

We are a husband & wife team who are passionate about getting more grown-ups to read to children.

Please join us

What we do

Using a computer, we help you to read to a child when you cannot be there.

Easy as A,B, C

Who is it for

Is this you: work late, long commutes home, Grandparents, Uncles & Aunts live far away, Expats, work overseas, Divorced parents

Continue to be in a child’s life, when you cannot be there.

It’s not just about literacy & books
- it’s about connecting and staying in touch

Why read to a child

Reading to a child is the cornerstone of their development. Whether instilling a sense of security from time spent with someone they love or widening their world of words, there’s simply no better way to share time with a child.

But what if you cannot be there?

We live such busy lives - both parents work, we work late, have long commutes, travel away from work and Uncles, Aunts, Grandparents and even Godparents do not live around the corner.

Read Me A Story allows you to be there with them even though you might be on the other side of the world or stuck behind your desk in an office far far away.

Life is complex enough, so Read Me A Story is quick to set up and simple to use. It’s as easy as ABC…

Be there.


We are new. So you decide how much to pay.

We are trying to understand what our customers think about our service.

After you have recorded a story and are ready to send you will be given a choice how much to pay:

£1.99. £2.99 or £3.99.

If we have exceeded your expectations then pay £3.99, or £1.99 if you think we can do anything better.

Please let us know how we can improve.

Take the teacher home with you

Children can continue to learn away from school

Teachers can read a story to their pupils when they are away from school. This service is FREE for Teachers and pupils. Pupils can record and send it back to their Teacher to review their progress.

Get your school to join our free scheme.