Everyone remembers their fun days with Grandma and Grandpa when they were a kid. Making crafts, playing games, or even baking cookies on a rainy afternoon. But as families grow up, they can often grow apart. This can make it hard for grandparents to be part of their grandchild’s everyday life and reduce the time they get to spend with their adorable grandkids.
Modern technology has been helping virtually reduce the distance grandparents must travel to see their grandkids. Free voice and video calling programs like Skype or FaceTime are helping grandparents become more active and connected.
Here are some of our favourite activities that you can do to connect with your grandkids while giving them a fun and memorable experience.
Video Chat Story Time
Video story time is an excellent way to stimulate your grandkids at a young age. Large print and picture books are a great visual stimulus at young ages and are easy to read over a screen. As your grandkids age, story time can transition to chapter books that can be read over multiple calls. If you and your grandkid each have a copy you can take turns and create a fun read along activity. Perfect for bedtime or quiet time, reading online with your grandkids promotes an active imagination and fosters a lifelong love of reading.
Online Craft Time
Creative crafts are a fun way to get kids active while simultaneously rewarding their effort with a cool new toy or trophy. There are a variety of crafts for kids of all ages that can be easily adapted to be done online. From crafting materials to full craft kits, we carry a wide range of fun and creative activities to peek your grandkids interest.
Learning fun starts with Scholar’s Choice Learning Fun Packs. Each Learning Fun Pack comes with jumbo wipe-off crayons, a wipe-off activity book, fun-to-know puzzle and card game. These kits provide a fun gift for your grandkids to open during your next video call.