Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Spending quality time with our grandchild

 I always wanted to  see the world in a new way through  the younger eyes. As a grandparents  all I want to make the most of the precious family time  to spend with our grandchild. You can create deep, loving relationships with your grandchild by sharing the things you love and by learning about what excites them.  

Whether you are a full-time grandparent or a long distance grandparent living thousands of miles away, you can find new ways to strengthen family ties and provide your grandchildren with joyful. I want to experience games, music, nature, reading, story telling and other interests with a curious young mind and  support and encouragement to our grandchild "Dron".

 The best grand parenting activities flow naturally from the interests of both the grandparents and the grandchildren. You can create a deep, loving relationship with your grandchildren by sharing the things you love with them, and by being available to learn about the ideas and activities according to their interest

Dasara celebration at school  Salman khan ! Dron's Favorite star:)
Make an effort to enjoy leisure time with your grandchildren. As a grandparent, you get to interact with your grandchildren without the same daily pressures of a parent—you don't have to worry about juggling making dinner for the and grocery shopping. Allow yourself to slow down and become really absorbed in an activity. Moving at a slower pace than usual can give children a sense that time can be 'stretched'—that you don't need to hurry through activities. And, as with adults, it gives them the psychic space to feel, reflect, and express emotions without feeling rushed.

Children love the outdoors, and trips to the park or the beach can be a great jumping-off point for some wonderful adventures and happy memories. Nature walks and day hikes can provide lots of interesting things to talk about, and water activities can be especially fun. Throwing stones into the water or watching the current play with sticks are simple activities that can be fascinating to children. You can start these activities when kids are toddlers, and expand the games as they get older.

Engaging in hobbies and activities that you love or your grandchild loves can be a great way to spend time together and learn about each other. Sometimes, activities that you might not expect your grandchildren to be interested in, if you take an interest in something they are passionate about, like trading educational cards or the Harry Potter books, they get to share their special area of knowledge and may open up in new ways.

If you are still working, a visit to your place of work can add a dimension to your grandchild's perception of you. If you are retired, pictures and stories about what your working days were  you can  always do .....

Sharing  Dron's  bed time story on Grandparents Day :)

Having a grandchild is a Bliss!