If you’re a long-term reader of my blog you’ll know I love audio as a format for communicating. I have my own personal audio blog as well as producing what I call my “enhanced audio versions” of blog posts that appear here. I don’t read books in the traditional fashion, I listen to talking books. My commute is my time to listen to audio content – books, podcasts or friends’ audioboos. But until recently I had no idea my little girl was going to show herself as a future recording star…
You might also have noticed that I’m a bit of an app fanatic. I love trying and testing new apps. As most of the apps I try out are kids apps I have my iTunes account set up so that any app I download onto my iPad also gets loaded onto both the kids’ iPads as well. This does mean that I have to keep an eye on them and delete a few things every now and again (can’t have the kids exposed to Candy Crush Saga quite yet!), but on the whole it’s a system that works well.
A week or so ago I downloaded a new podcasting app to try, and I didn’t get around to removing it from the geekdaughter’s iPad before I went to bed. When I got up the following morning I was amazed to discover that she had not only spotted the new app but was busy recording her own little podcasts, with no help from me whatsoever!
First of all she’d had a go at recording a cover version of one of her favourite songs from The Lion King (which we saw on stage recently):
I just love the expression she puts into the “A-whimba-weh” parts!
And then she’d had a go at making up her own song, where she sings about all the people she loves:
Sorry about the background buzz on the second recording – I have no idea how she managed that!
Now I appreciate that the geekdaughter has had a little bit of a head start in this, in that she’s got experience of using the Audioboo app to record herself, but I’m still impressed that she managed to spot a new app, figure out what it was for, and record herself with it whilst I was still asleep in bed!
Definitely a recording star in the making, and I love it!
The geekdaughter’s recordings were produced using the Mobile Podcaster app – simple enough for a five year old to use!
This blog post is also available in enhanced audio format – you can listen in the player below, or, if it’s not available, click on this link to listen on the Audioboo website.