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Celebrate Grandparents! Books and Rhymes for Kids about Grandma and Grandpa

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

Sometimes they come to visit us and sometimes we go to visit them, but either way spending time with Grandma and Grandpa is a time for fun!

Celebrate your loved ones officially on September 9–Grandparents Day, but you can get started early with us.

Start with a Finger Rhyme.

Here are grandma’s glasses (make circles around eyes with fingers)
And here is Grandma’s hat, (fold hands on top of head)
Here’s the way she folds her hands (fold hands)
And puts them on her lap. (place hands in lap)

Here are Grandpa’s glasses, (make circles around eyes with fingers)
Here is Grandpa’s hat, (make a triangle on top of head)
Here’s the way he folds his arms (fold arms)
And has a little nap. (pretend to sleep)

Read All About It.

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Stay in Touch.

  • If you can’t visit, reach out to Grandma and Grandpa with a phone call, a letter or a post card. Writing and reading go together. Writing helps children learn that letters and words stand for sounds and that print has meaning.
  • Keep photos of your child with her grandparents out around the house or make a small photo album just for her to browse during free time. Talk about your family relationships and remember nice memories. Sometimes it is amazing for kids to realize that Grandpa was once Dad and Dad was once a kid!

Grow a Beard.

Get silly and grow a Grandpa beard (or just use a dishtowel) and then dance around the house with your fabulous beard to Johnette Downing’s toe-tapping “Grandpa’s Beard” from her album Silly Sing Along.