Move Over Facetime, Caribu Is The Ultimate App For Traveling and Remote Parents
It’s hard to believe that Facetime was released 8 years ago. It was one of those marvels credited to Steve Jobs, who’s no longer with us. Facetime brings a new world of communication to the masses but for parents, guardians and family members that have to be away from the children they love, it’s lifesaver. Much of my daughter’s Kindergarten year was spent on Facetime (I’ve since stopped traveling so much).
Facetime has brought about some great remote parenting hacks and been rigged to facilitate everything from teeth brushing to movie watching and more. Heck I know a couple of millennials who watch movies together, remotely, using Facetime.
As a parent you know that one of the most special times with your children is reading time. Not only are you spending time with your child and have their complete attention but you’re teaching him or her a very valuable skill. Sure Facetime allows you to read a book to your kid from a remote location but there’s another app that brings reading time together for people who need to be apart. That app is called Caribu.
Caribu is a first of it’s kind remote reading app for parents, families, kids and even teachers. It’s also very well put together. Caribu is story telling no matter where you are.
The Caribu app lets you video call and read no matter where you are so you never miss another story time. With Caribu you and your child see the story on the same screen making it just as easy for your child to read to you as it is for you to read to your child. Caribu makes remote reading, truly interactive.
Caribu offers a wide range of children’s content from typical story time books to educational titles, non-fiction and much more.
The app is available for iPad or iPhone which means that dad or mom can be on a business trip while their child is at home with the iPad and Caribu can be done anywhere, even if you’re waiting in an airport for a layover.
Caribu also offers an unprecedented buy one give one program, for our military. With every subscription purchased a subscription is donated to a military family facing deployment or already deployed. This partnership with Blue Star Families means that our soldiers can easily read with their children, remotely as well.
You can find out more about Caribu at ISTE 2018 in Chicago, June 24-28th in the AT&T Edtech Startup Pavilion, booth #1644 and online at caribu.co