Welcome to the entertainment general discussion board! - FamilyEducation
Welcome to the entertainment general discussion board!
06/23/2011 at 08:37 AM

I just wanted to welcome everyone to our new and improved boards.  I think that everyone will love the new updated boards, they are so easy to navigate and to read. 
I am Marti and I will be here to help you with any questions you might have and to enjoy the boards with you!  Please let me know any suggestions or feedback you might have.  If there are any great boards we should add, I would love to hear what you think.
Again, welcome and I look forward to getting to know everyone soon.

As a grandparent, I’m always looking for ways to spend meaningful time with my grandchildren. Sharing something you love with your grandchildren helps to form a special bond. They get to know you by the things that are important to you. Because of my great love of history, historical sites and preservation, I often choose activities that incorporate the two. Most often young children aren’t very interested in historical buildings, homes, sites or museums so it’s important to make it interesting and fun on their level. Following are some suggestions of ways to share experiences with your grandchildren and make a special memory. 1. Realize that you may need to spend just a short time in each area. If your grandchild seems interested stay longer, if not move on quickly. 2. Before you go, make a list of things for the children to look for (number of steps, the colors in a specific painting, number of clocks, etc.). Then they will be challenged to find all the answers. 3. Talk about the time period of the place you’re visiting and have them think about what the children were like, what they wore, and what toys they played with. 4. Choose places to visit that have a child’s room and have them compare it to their room. 5. Be sure to get a brochure of the site you visit and when you get home, make a game similar to Monopoly. Create a simple game board by cutting out pictures and gluing them in a circle on paper. You could also play a guessing game like “I’m thinking of….” If you have two brochures you can cut out duplicate pictures and make a matching game. 6. When you arrive home have you grandchild write about their favorite thing and draw a picture. 7. Take a photo of the two of you at the site, glue on a paper and each of you write about the visit. You could put it in an inexpensive frame as a keepsake. 8. If your grandchildren are not with you when you visit a special place, send then a photo of you by something that you found interesting . Be sure to include why you found it interesting.