Do It Yourself Best Practices
You do have room for a quick and dirty virtual stage.
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Keeping the focus close to face and shoulders to create an intimate experience that mimics personal storytelling. Eyes should focus on the viewer--not necessarily the camera or blinking light. Check to see where your eyes land and adjust accordingly.
ACCESSIBILITY AND SENSITIVITY
Assumptions about Family Ties
Do not assume that everyone has a traditional family complete with a mom, dad, brothers and sisters, and grandparents.
Be sensitive to those who do not. Try to refer to adults as adults rather than your mom or your dad in personalizing stories, especially with younger children.
To the point, some children do not have moms and dads to ask for help, but they do have an adult.
Self-Check for Inherent Biases
Be sensitive to how your message may be interpreted. Avoid tales that mark a group as "other" or ascribe negative characteristics to represent a group, such as being remarkably silly, aggressive, or any number of generalized traits.
Use technology to bolster easy comprehension of the tales. Close Captioning and details in text can make a tremendous difference to the story reception and experience.