July 27, 2020
When families can’t be in the same place physically, online tools are a great option for grandparents to connect to grandchildren. It gives grandparents and grandchildren a way to bond and learn from each other.
Reading with your grandchild is one of the most important activities you can do together. This article will give you some tips as to how to make the most of this special time. Recent studies have demonstrated that animation combined with reading can enhance retention.
Vooks is a kid-safe, ad-free streaming library of read-along, animated storybooks (30-day free trial ($4.99 /mo after)). The Vooks library is filled with children’s favorite stories. The no-ad and no in-app purchase features give peace of mind and guarantee a kid-friendly experience. There are lesson plans and discussion guides in their Resources section to help facilitate discussion.
Here are a couple of other ways that you can creatively connect from a distance:
- Secret messages and Ciphers – Long Distance Grandparent Activity #11 Send Secret Messages
- Love Knows No Distance Box – You can put all your grandchild’s favorite things in a box that you know they will just LOVE! Or you can put some things in there that are special to the two of you.
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