Participate in the National Day of Listening the day after Thanksgiving

[ 0 ] November 21, 2012 |

On the day after Thanksgiving, StoryCorps–a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving oral history–asks everyone to take a few minutes to record an interview with a loved one. Listen to stories. Share stories.

I love this idea. Ask the people around you about their lives – it could be your grandmother, a teacher, or someone from the neighborhood. By listening to their stories, you will be telling them that they matter and they won’t ever be forgotten. What a memorable gift to share.

This year, we celebrate the National Day of Listening on Friday, November 23, 2012.

StoryCorps makes it simple for everyone to participate.

Follow these 5 Easy Steps:

– 1. Download the Do-It-Yourself Guide ahead of time, with simple step-by-step instructions.
– 2. Select your interview partner.
– 3. Create a question list. StoryCorps has a list of favorite questions organized by topic or type of person (e.g. grandparents, friends, growing up, marriage)
– 4. Record your conversation. Use your own tape recorder or video camera or plan to borrow one from a friend. Practice using it before the interview
– 5. Save and share your conversation. Once you are done, share it with your friends and family and tell Kidoinfo and StoryCorps about your experience.

Category: community news, family matters, special events, stories and telling

Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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