Exceptional quality picture books that are perfect read-alouds for little ones
By Jan Parish, MEd
“There was one little baby who was born far away. And another who was born on the very next day. And both of these babies, as everyone knows, had ten little fingers and ten little toes.”
By Remy Agee
At this stage in life, you probably have a special interest or hobby. Why not help develop one for a grandchild? Hobbies are a great way to build your grand’s self-esteem, fostering self-discovery and a sense of accomplishment, boosting self-confidence by adding to his or her knowledge and skills.
If you’re like most grandparents, you’re always on the look-out for activities to enjoy with your grandkids. A hobby provides lots of opportunities for learning, bonding, and having a grand time together.
Pursuing a hobby — whether an art, craft, sport, favorite pastime, or activities linked to a personal passion (horses, earth science, music, [...]
By Colleen Sell
Easy-peasy projects that make learning about ecology fun for everyone!
The ideal crafts project for kids has four characteristics:
It is enjoyable and relatively easy to do. It can be made with materials you have or can purchase easily and inexpensively. It helps your grandchild [...]
Want to do something more than just add all those cardboard shipping boxes onto the recycling pile? Why not use them to inspire your grandchild’s imagination and creative play? It’s so easy and so much fun!
Low tech cardboard boxes have provided generations of children with great play experiences… and earned [...]
By Diana J. Ewing
Author of The Baby Boomer Guide to Grandparenting – An Irreverent Look at the Next Big Step
Buying kiddie toys, games, and other gear is one of the many pleasures of being a grandparent. Just ask the junior executives at Mattel, Hasbro, and Toys R Us, who are banking their early [...]
By Christine Crosby, Editorial Director, GRAND Magazine When my g-kids were little and came for a visit I’d let them be as messy as they wanted. They don’t live near me so when they visited it was open season on Grandmere’s house. I didn’t care how big a mess they made, I was just [...]