It’s almost spring. Soon nature will be alive again! Perfect time to recapture your own child-like sense of wonder and nurture it in your grandchildren! Inspire them to want to know more, explore more, experience more, and be “wowed” by learning through discovery and hands-on activities that abound this time of [...]
I’ve made a great discovery!
Spectacular visuals; charming, fun-to-sing lyrics; and toe-tapping music all packed into a children’s video. Is this for real? Yes! And you and your grands will watch them over and over and over again.
This is a departure for me.
Not something I usually promote, when writing about school readiness. My [...]
Network news. Daytime talk shows. Video games. Action movies. Even children’s cartoons, videos and TV shows. What do these have in common?
A growing trend towards a culture of violence: graphic displays of killings, fighting and emotional and physical abuse as ways to solve problems and conflicts. 3,000+ scientific studies over the past thirty years [...]
Imagination is the engine of ideas
“Imagination is more important than knowledge” — Albert Einstein
We just got back from a trip to the moon! What an adventure! Our space shuttle “shook” as it launched. We felt the rocket boosters separate. And my grandson and I “bounced” on the moon’s surface, collecting moon [...]
There really is only one resolution that a grandparent should make this year. No pounds to lose; no vows to clean closets and get organized; no new hobbies to develop. Make this your year to have a real impact on your grandchildren’s lives. Start by reading this and resolving to make this a part of [...]
Frazzled parents, too much excitement and lots of nonstop activities. Sound like your family holiday get-togethers? That’s when grandparents can come to the rescue! Quick tips to help keep things calm, memorable and fun for all.
Capture that Kodak moment and create family photos that will become instant keepsakes.
#1 tip: Keep it [...]
What did you collect, as a child? Rocks, stamps, dolls? Bugs?
A child’s natural curiosity lends itself to collecting things. This is a great time of year to help a child start a collection. You can kick off the collection by giving the first item as a Christmas or Chanukah gift. Or, make it an [...]