Let's Grandparent: Activity Guide for Young Grandchildren

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IAP, Dec 1, 2008 - Education - 253 pages
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With baby boomers swelling the ranks of grandparents, there is a large and growing audience for Let’s Grandparent. There are no other books on the market with the variety of content or perspective presented in this book. With its emphasis upon the crucial early years, it has special appeal for new grandparents and those with young grandchildren. During this honeymoon period grandparents are typically enthusiastic about their new role and eager to learn all they can to make the most of time spent with their grandchildren. They want it to be fun, have an educational value, and strengthen close intimate bonds. Let's Grandparent shows them how to achieve these goals through an indepth understanding of child development, over four hundred kidtested activities and tips for simple but satisfying experiences together. The author brings together her personal experience as an enthusiastic grandparent with her professional career in early childhood education to create this insightful and enjoyable guide. The intended audience for this book is grandparents with young grandchildren, especially targeted for a welleducated, middleclass audience and grandparents of both men and women in their late middleage and early retirement years • Parents of young children, who often are looking for ways to encourage closer connections between their children and their grandparents • Anyone wishing to form a close relationship with a young child, such as other relatives or mentors to young children • Participants of workshops and classes for grandparents • Early childhood education (National Association for the Education of Young Children and Association of Childhood Education International)

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Learning New Grandparenting Skills
Moving from Scribbles to Narrative Art
Enhancing with Fingerplays Stories and Rhymes
Climbing the Literacy Ladder
Exploring the Community
Discovering with Sand and Silly Stuff
Playing with Cards and Computers
Becoming Pirates and Princesses
Making Special Treats and Cute Creations
Launching Birthday and Holiday Traditions
Giving the Right Gift at the Right Time
Creating Hats Hearts and Handprints
Lets Look Ahead Expanding Options
Index of Activities

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