Monthly Archives: January 2012

There is no one like Grandma! {Nominate a Grandparent for a Exclusive, Customized Photo Session with their Grandchildren}

Over the past two years I have watched my parents and my husband’s parents transform into grandparents… and at the same time, my daughter into the role of a grandchild. Watching these relationships grow, I have been doing a lot of thinking about my own grandparents, which has brought me to today’s exciting announcement! But […]

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Giggles With GrandparentsMarch 22, 2012 - 12:35 am

[…] Grandparents Raising Grandchildren ..One of the most important things that I have found to do is tak…ve found to do is take the time to play with my grandchildren.There are so many things that you can do with them that cost very little money and they are more in need of your time than money. Flying a kite with your grandchild is something they will always remember. Giggles With Grandparents ..Ideas to try with your grandchildren, infants to six year olds, whether you live close by or far away. Infants Enjoy cuddling with your infant grand baby. Gently sing or rock her. It doesn't matter what you sing, the important part is she hears your voice. Often when you are cuddling, your own children can get some things done around the house. If you live far away, make sure you regularly phone, web cam or SKYPE your family. When your son or daughter tells you funny things or milestones the baby has done, write them down in a journal and date the entry. Often the parents are so busy they do not do this and later you can give it to them. Your kids will know how much you care about your grandchildren, even when you can't be with them. One Year Olds As soon as you can and your grand baby is able, get him helping you in the kitchen. He may put wooden spoons into a holder or put pots and pans into a cupboard. Or, together, search for lids for the pots or plastic containers. Two Year Olds Put together a book of photos of friends and relatives. Look at it together and talk about who you see. Ask questions like "Who is that?" If you live far away you can mail them the album. Three Year Olds A game you can play in person or on the phones is "Opposites." You say "boy-girl; up-down; black-white; big-small." These words are opposites. Then you say to your grand baby, I'll say one word and you say the opposite like "up-down." Say the first word in the pair and then pause and wait for your grand baby to fill in the other one. Four Year Olds This age loves jokes. Share "knock, knock," jokes. Laugh and giggle together. "Knock, knock, Who's there? Ken. Ken who? Ken you tell me another joke?" Five Year Olds Make a comb kazoo. Cover a fine-toothed comb with waxed paper. Get your grand baby to press her lips gently against the paper and hum a song. If you live far away you could mail one to you grand baby and then when you phone or use your web cam you could play your kazoo along with your grand baby. Six Year Olds Play dominoes with your grandchildren. You will help them learn to take turns and recognize patterns. After a game, your grandchild will like to build with them. Want more ideas? GO to Joan Craven is an author, professional speaker, creator of grandmother, mother and has a Bachelor of Education and an Early Childhood Diploma. Article Source: […]

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A New Year. {Family and Childrens Photographer in Denver and Golden, CO}

There is just something about a new year that is remarkable. A Fresh Start. Whether you need one or not. I love it. It is wonderful that we are given this opportunity every year, isn’t it? 2012. I have high hopes for the new year, as I always do. Because as each year has come […]

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