Archive | July 2012
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All of us who have ever known grandparents can conjure up images of time spent in their presence. I am no exception. However, while most of my friends fondly remember their grandparents as frail, gentle, soft-spoken individuals with whom they spent Sunday dinners, my recollections are very different. My memories take me back to visiting […]
When my children were toddlers. I used to get down to their level and crawl through my apartment to see the world through their eyes. A bit obsessive? Perhaps, but after this little exercise, I was quick to take out the sponge, Comet and Brillo pads. It is amazing what goes unseen in the adult […]
Life Sized Paper Grandchild Materials: Butcher paper, newspaper, markers, scissors, stapler, wool, buttons or pom poms, drawing paper, finger paints, wet paper toweling (for cleaning hands) Both my granddaughter and I loved this activity. First, May laid down on a piece Butcher paper, which had been folded in two and was long enough to trace […]
Often when it rains, my thoughts travel back to the days when my daughters were small and the great lengths I’d go to in order to keep them entertained inside; those long-ago days when children’s television shows were broadcast during early morning or late afternoon hours and there was no DVR for replays, computers were […]