Grandparents are missing their grandchildren this year! Here are FIVE ways, grandparents can say involved with their grandchildren and support them emotionally and possibly academically.
1. Send them mail.
2. Practice spelling with them.
3. Have them read to you (or read to them!)
4. Tell them your best stories.
Sometimes you may not realize it, but as a grandparent and older adult, you have some of the best stories to tell. Spend some time thinking about some stories you would like to share with your grandchildren and perhaps ask them to help you to document some (some writing practice, if they are old enough). Stories can come from events in your life, but you could also consider sharing what life was like when you were a kid.
What are your favorite games to play? Do you know what my favorite game to play when I was a kid? How many rooms are in your house, Ben? Guess what my house was like when I was a kid?