Quoting armymommyof3:" When my DH went to basic i kept a shirt that smelled like him and let her sleep with it and it.helped ... [snip!] ... had her involved with getting the mail all these things we did some days were still hard but they get easier as the days pass"
I didn't think about a shirt! But she HAS to use her daddy's pillow at night to go to sleep. I have her color a picture and just scribble on paper everyday and we send them to him
As for a recording, I have a video on my phone of him singing the ABC's, she runs around with my phone alllll day long singing along, and must watch it before bed. I wish I would have recorded him more for her to see, but I didn't even think about it until he was getting ready to ship off to basic.