As we get older we start to realize the most important thing in this world is family. Those precious moments of quality time spent with those we love are priceless. Unfortunately, life gets complicated and the time we have to just sit down with extended family members seems to get shorter and shorter and sometimes the miles between your family and other family members is just too much to visit on a regular basis.
My kids are old enough now to know and recognize all of their family members and also realize when they miss certain extended family members that live far away. I can count on, at least once a week, hearing, “When are we going to see grandma and grandpa again?” Grandkids and grandparents have a bond that thrives off of quality time spent together, but what do you do when you live too far away or there just isn’t enough time for constant visits? I run into this problem all the time. I want my kids to see their grandparents on a regular basis, but it just isn’t practical all the time. Occasionally we will do video chats so they can at least see each other, but it isn’t quite the same as doing actual activities and having fun together, and I find myself steering the conversation because little kids don’t quite always know what to talk about on the phone.
So how can we get quality time with those we love that can’t be directly with us? Panasonic has a solution for that very problem, and they have now introduced Home Team™ app. Not only can you stay in touch with loved ones near and far but you can also engage in activities like reading stories and playing games that will only help to strengthen the bond you have together.
My little girl loves playing games with grandma and grandpa and now she can play games with them anytime she wants. We also do homeschooling and there are many learning games on Home Team so grandparents can see and be a part of their grandkids learning.
Home Team doesn’t just have to be for the grandparents either, I went out of town recently for a press trip and was able to still continue our kids bedtime routine by reading books, asking them about their day and doing hugs and kisses (through the screen lol). My kids were able to feel like I was still a part of their day even though I was far away. Having the ability to stay in touch with them like that was priceless to me. I love my job and I love exploring new places and trying out new things, but a lot of the time I can’t take my kiddos with me and I miss them so much! Home Team gives me the ability to be as close as I can with my family when I am out of town.
This amazing app would also be so cool for moms or dads that work outside of the home. Why not play a little game of Tic-Tac-Toe or read a book to your kids on your lunch break?! If work is getting you down, playing a game or just checking in with your family and seeing them would definitely brighten your day.
If you want to create lasting fun memories with family members near and far be sure to check out Panasonic’s Home Team. You can try it out here 30 days for FREE!! (no credit card required) And for more ways to bring you family closer check out some great tips and ideas here!