The unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic has meant millions of people have had to reshape their lifestyles and relationships with family and friends.Advertisement
Communities have been forced to find new ways to stay in touch and enjoy themselves, all whilst socially distancing.
Lostock Hall entrepreneur Beth De Nobrega says her Magical Story Jars have been helping children and families to connect despite being miles apart during the pandemic.
Magical Story Jars are described as being simple to use and a way to make bedtime stories interactive. Children sprinkle magic dust into the jar to make their stories come alive, and then take their pick from 36 illustrated story cards to form the basis of their tale.
Beth says the jars – which she originally developed for her own children – have been helping kids stay in touch with their loved ones over Zoom, Skype, and other technologies.
She said: “Our business was inspired by our children’s love of imaginary stories combined with our need for story inspiration in order to help nurture such a wonderful activity.
“During the pandemic, we have found that our customers have been using Magical Story Jars in ways that help their families to adapt to the situation we all find ourselves in.
“When we heard about people on different sides of the world such as America using the story cards inside the jars to make up Magical Story Jar stories over video calls it warmed our hearts.
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“Combining the power of modern technology together with the old-fashioned tradition of storytelling has resulted in an innovative way for families and friends, who can’t be with one another during these challenging times, to have fun together in a meaningful way.”
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The jars are available in Christmas, Adventure or Fairy Tale theme.
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