Little Troopers Treasures

Tuesday 6th December 2022

The charity Little Troopers has added three new book titles to its free story-recording app, Little Troopers Treasures.

Created in partnership with Harper Collins Children’s Books, Little Troopers Treasures is used by hundreds of forces families to help them stay connected during times of separation, even when they are miles apart.

Download the App

The app is free to download on any tablet device, available from App Store and Google Play. Families simply register for an account, choose from a catalogue of books that have been specially selected for military families and record themselves reading the story. The app captures the face and voice of the reader and integrates this with the story pages, creating a magical story-time experience that children love to watch over and over again.

The app means that no military parent needs to miss out on story-time with their child while they are away from home, as the app instantly transports them into the room at the click of a button. Since 2017 more than 8,000 stories have been read on Little Troopers Treasures.

New titles on Little Troopers Treasures

The new stories added to Little Troopers Treasures are:

  • When I’m a Mummy Like You by David O’Connell and Francesca Gambatesa – A joyous and heart-warming story of family love and playing together.
  • Mabel and Me: Best of Friends by Mark Sperring and Sarah Warburton – A rollicking read-aloud that tells the story of an odd couple on their very first adventure.
  • Mini Rabbit Not Lost by John Bond – A beautifully illustrated story that explores that childhood sense of adventure that we all remember.

Louise Fetigan, founder of Little Troopers, comments:

“Little Troopers Treasures is one of our most well-loved and well-used initiatives. It’s a magical way for parents to stay connected to their children when they separated by deployment, military exercises, courses or when they are living unaccompanied. We are really thankful to Harper Collins for sending us new titles to add to the app so that our families have new stories to choose from. We hope the families that regularly use the app enjoy the new titles and that it encourages other forces families to discover Little Troopers Treasures for the first time.”

The Little Troopers Treasures app also offers parents and children the option to store video messages for each other in a special ‘memory box’ area. There are also a range of resources on the Little Troopers website to support families when they are apart from each other, including weekly planners, separation diaries, time difference sheets and a memory box label template.

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