Toodle The Cavoodle: Sniffle Snuffle
We all love the joy of reading to our grandchildren, and “grandmothers-in-waiting” Maree and Lyndi, have developed the adorable character, Toodle the Cavoodle who will appear in a series of story books. The books are written by award winning children’s author, Richard Tulloch with glorious illustrations by the incredibly talented Heidi Cooper-Smith. Toodle the Cavoodle […]
Here’s How to Help Picky Eaters!
Let’s be honest, sometimes trying to get our grandkids to eat can be very tricky! 🙋 Here’s a few ideas that we have found can help the cause – and we hope they help your little munchkins to enjoy more healthy foods too. ❤️ Get them involved in the very first process of creative food […]
Jigsaw Puzzles – So Much More Than The Number of Pieces!
Jigsaw Puzzles, educational and so much fun too!! They have been around since the 18th Century, but jigsaw puzzles are still going strong today and there is good reason! Jigsaw puzzles today come in a wide range of subjects, colours, pieces and appeal to everyone from 18months to 80 years old but there are […]
A Granddaughter’s Love
We are so delighted to share our recent chat with actor Coco Jack Gillies with you. Coco has given us such a special insight into the very special relationship that she has enjoyed with her grandmothers and how this helped her prepare for her role in the new Australian film, Ruby’s Choice. “My dad’s […]
There is no denying that Barbara Streisand is a super star and at the age of 79, she is still going strong! Not only has she received two Oscars, 10 Grammys, nine Golden Globes, five Emmy’s and a Tony Award, but she also has 42 Platinum records and has just released her latest album entitled […]
A Lunch Surprise The Grandkids Will LOVE!!
Get ready for the excitement when you serve Teddy Bear sandwiches up next time the grandkids come to visit! All you need is: a piece of bread, Nutella swirled on in a teddy bear shape, some banana slices for teddies ears and nose some chocolate buttons for teddies eyes and his nose tip and some […]
Do Grandkids Prefer to Read a Printed Book or Read Online?
Whilst kids do certainly love their iPad’s, isn’t it wonderful to hear that recent research – and book sales! – confirm that kids really do prefer to hold a real book when they are reading. The research applied to kids of all ages, not just the little ones who need us to read to them. […]
Let’s Get Crafty!
Crafty afternoons with the grandkids can be so much fun and you don’t have to spend a lot of money to create something special with them. Simply wander out into the backyard, or perhaps the local park and pick up some leaves. Look for lots of different shapes and colours so the kids have plenty […]
Why Painting is Important for Kids
Kids love getting messy – and that’s certainly part of the fun of painting! – but painting also gives the little ones the chance to express emotion and ideas, and to use their senses and explore colour. Painting can also help the grandies learn about shapes, numbers and patterns. Some kids take to painting very quickly. […]
Fun Games to Play on FaceTime, Skype or Zoom
We all love playing with our grandkids, but sometimes distance and other factors mean that we cant be right there with them. Thank goodness for digital connectors like FaceTime, Skype and Zoom but we all want to connect with our grandies in special and memorable ways beyond a “hello” and “how was your day” don’t […]
Meryl Streep Became A First Time Grandma at 69
We all know Meryl Streep as a wonderfully talented actress but she has always been so very protective of her family’s privacy. We can share however that Meryl became a first time grandmother in 2019 at the age of 69 – and she is certainly one very proud Nanna! When Meryl’s daughter, Mamie Gummer, welcomed […]
Spending More Time in Nature is Crucial for our Grandkids
It will be no surprise to any of us that children, especially those living in big cities, are experiencing less and less time in nature. Worryingly, a new study published by Nature Sustainability has shown that lack of access to the great outdoors can lead to a decrease in cognitive development in children and […]
Let’s Get the Grandies Playing Outside
A stretch of concrete, some pavement chalk, a little imagination and the kids are entertained for hours. Could it really be that simple? Yes it is! Why not start by helping the kids draw a road for their cars or their dolly in a stroller. Just a few simple lines with plenty of twists and […]
Grandparents Shaping A New Generation
Well none of us will be surprised by the recent findings of a major study conducted by Alan Newman Research. The study found that the vast majority of grandparents play a very (59%) or somewhat (30%) important role in the lives of their grandchildren. The Grandparents who were interviewed saw their role as shapers of […]
Is Your Grandchild Obsessed with Dinosaurs?
Some grandkids are absolutely obsessed with dinosaurs! They want dinosaurs all over their room and know the names of even the most obscure dinos — in Latin. Well, here’s some good news… it turns out that being obsessed with dinosaurs is actually a good thing for a child’s intelligence! According to Psychology Spot, being really interested […]
Strong grandparent-grandchild connections pay healthy dividends in mind, body and spirit
Teresa Rogers loves to ride motor bikes, build forts and sleep out in the tent. “I’ve been ziplining,” she says. “I’ll do whatever they do.” It’s not peer pressure driving 64-year-old Teresa; it’s intergenerational relationship building. The brick-and-mortar is active engagement with an 18-year-old granddaughter and three grandsons, ages 12, 11 and 7, whom she […]
Sir Paul McCartney – A Pretty Normal Grandad
Sir Paul McCartney has four grandchildren from his daughter Stella – Miller, Bailey, Beckett and Reiley, who are between the ages of 11 and 16, and has four grandchildren from his daughter Mary between the ages of 10 and 22 – Arthur, Elliot, Sid and Sam. Paul says that he is “pretty normal” when it […]