There are moments that are just sweet to any mother and caregiver. They are the moments when the bath basin or bathtub holds just enough water, warm enough to bath a little one.

The next best thing is to call out their name and say “Shower time!” with all the energy left.

I like to hear the noisy, happy bright squeals as my little five year old repeats happily as if singing a song “Shower time! Shower time!” and come running to the bathroom.

That is delightful. Then enter the splashing moments in water, as he wets his body happily, and applies soap on it. Next is the face cloth moment as we wash away at dirt, real and imagined, while maybe singing a song, or just laughing away.

Shower times are beautiful times. They take me back many decades when I would be scrubbed clean by mom. She would be telling me a nice story, or even scolding me if I had a scrape or a cut on my feet. Now I am doing the very same thing! Clearly motherhood is divine.

But in this hustle and fast life of 21st century, not many moms get time to wash or even play with their children. They are busy, and understandably so.

But something exciting is coming to our shower times, thanks to Geisha which has launched the Stories For Life program.

The program shall encourage more mothers to spend time with their children especially in story telling, as it makes them be the best they can be when they grow up.

Geisha acknowledges that one of the most important things in a child’s development is a meaningful, healthy relationship with at least one adult.

This program will see more mothers download beautiful stories that their children can enjoy.

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These are educational stories that will put the future of their children in good hands.

They could also get the stories on USSD. All they need to do is buy a Geisha bar soap and use the sticker to redeem point in the App or USSD and get access to stories.

How it works

Purchase Geisha bar soap and dial the USSD number found inside the sticker along with the code. Your profile will be updated and the points will be redeemed.

Once this is done, you will be able to either listen to the audio files via IVR and select one of the six stories (2 minute edited versions). You can also download the stories and you get a bounce back SMS with a mobisite link.

You can also go straight to the mobisite and enter the on-pack sticker code. You can then redeem points and this will enable you to access the library of stories in two versions, the long and the short.

Through the Stories For Life six-part series of stories, mothers can read to their children easily. Get the Geisha Stories For Life free by downloading the set of stories from your phone from the site or dialling *436*2#