June 4, 2014

5 Skype Ways to Celebrate Father's Day #SkypeMoments



For some families celebrating Father’s Day can be a challenge since some dads can’t be with their children in-person because they're a deployed member of the military, doesn’t live in the same home as children or is traveling on business.

5 Ways to Celebrate Father's Day Using Skype

Luckily, technology, like Skype, makes it easy for dads and their children to stay together no matter the physical distance between them. Here are five ways long-distance dads can “take back Father’s Day,” and create meaningful moments any day with their children – no matter where they are:

  1. Plan a family meal together: Sit down with your children over a Skype video call and enjoy a meal together. It doesn’t need to be the exact same meal or food (especially if there is a time difference), but having this time to eat and catch-up will make it feel like you are actually together despite the distance.


  2. Read a bedtime story: Have a young child? Before the little one goes to bed – on any mobile device like a Surface 2 or an iOS smartphone – read them their favorite story over Skype so your voice can help soothe them to sleep. It’ll help make you feel a part of your child’s nighttime ritual. Have a budding reader? Let him or her read to you!


  3. Record a sweet video message: Send your kids a Skype video message reminding them of why you love them. They can replay your virtual sentiments whenever they just need a quick (up-to-three minute) dose of dad.


  4. Make it a family reunion: With Skype group video chat (now free on Xbox One, Windows Desktop and Mac), the whole family can be involved – especially if college-age sons and daughters, even grandparents, are scattered across the country (or just in different rooms of the house).


  5. Get some (more) credit: With a Skype gift card you can stay connected to your kids whether they are off at summer-camp or studying abroad, whenever and on whatever device.
To see more stories of dads using Skype to stay connected, visit www.skypemoments.com

13 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

Those are all great ideas, Thankfully my husband is going to be home this year, but last year he was still in the Air Force Reserves and was away for Father's Day.

Emily Ploch said...

I never thought to do those things over Skype. I live in Denver and my dad lives in Wisconsin so this is definitely something I could do! Thanks for the tips!

Paula Parker said...

Good list of reasons to use Skype. I love how technology can make the world interact with each other with ease.

Stacey - Seattle Mom Blog said...

Such a great list for the father-on-the-go! This way he doesn't miss out on the celebration!

Debra Hawkins said...

I love Skype! My family lives all over the country, be we are all able to be together on holidays!

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

My family lives close, but I think we would see each other more if we skyped! lol

Jhady said...

I love Skype but I don't get a good connection when I call my family in the Philippines. I think it's because their connection is slower than us.

Dan from Platter Talk said...

Love these original ideas for Dad's Day! My kids love to Skype!

Tracy Speight said...

I use Skype more these days now that it is on my phone. Great ideas for Father's day.

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Janelle Shank said...

i am glad they have stuff like Skype now for people who need it. great list!

Liz Mays said...

I love the idea of the bedtime story on Skype. So sweet!

Sandra Shaffer said...

I love that technology is what it is today! Back when my kids were little and my husband deployed we relied on snail mail and limited phone calls.

mail4rosey said...

I didn't know there was such a thing as a Skype gift card. That's good to know!

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