Grandparents Are Grand!
There’s a lot that grandparents can do to bond with grandchildren (even at a distance) and to help them build the social skills they’ll need in school—and in life!
Whether you’re caring for your grandchild regularly or are staying in touch from afar, you’re probably wondering now more than ever about his or her social and emotional needs. The pandemic’s been hard on everyone, and many little ones have missed important time with their peers and in their classroom communities.
Print this page, consider the ideas and resources, and then invite your grandchild to draw the feeling faces. Then talk about special things you want to do together. You can do this over the phone or video chat, too!
The Wiggle-Jiggle Game
A video about a getting-to-know you game that helps kids appreciate similarities and differences.
A video about the community bonds of the Sesame Street barbershop.
Take Your Child to Work Day
A video about “take your child to work” day, and the bonding, learning and inspiration that can take place there.
5 Things I Want Other Black Dads to Know
An article about Black fathers.
Abuela Makes a Quilt
A storybook about the bonding that can happen through art.
This webinar to helps providers better understand, celebrate, and support fathers.