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My “Grammie” award
I work primarily at home writing craft and activity books for kids, some of which require recycling common household “throwaway” items. My grandson Dominic not only serves as an inspiration but also is often my very own test market and quality control. This particular day, he was creating something	“special.”	He	had	just	finished	eating	a	foil-wrapped	candy	when	 inspiration struck. He began to roll and fold. “Here’s your award for being able to make anything out of anything,” he announced. He knew I’d appreciate the joke. I can say with some assurance that I will probably never win an Oscar, a Pulitzer, or an Emmy, but I am the recipient of my very own “Grammie.” —Mary	Doerfler	Dall, author of the award-winning	Little Hands Create. See her video for creating “Snipper Critters” for kids. Ranny Levy

View and Review with Your Grand Kids
May 5 is Children’s Day in Japan, when families celebrate the healthy growth and happiness of children and fly huge carp-shaped streamers outside the house. The carp symbolizes strength and success. Here are two fantastic DVDs to bring success and laughter to your grandchildren.

Your pre-school grandkids will enjoy the humor in these Wubbzy adventures which have some life lessons snuck into the story. Wubbzy and his friends are heading out on a mysterious adventure. They take off to Dino Island in Widget’s Wavy Wheeler 3000, explore Wazumboo Jungle and try to control a Doodleberry patch that has gone wild. The songs are catchy, the jokes are silly and the stories emphasize honesty, sharing, friendship and being prepared. $16.95. 80 min.; Age: 2-5.

Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! Escape From Dino Island

This film really had me and my grandsons laughing. It is simply preposterous! Finn, a life-loving, Frisbee-playing dog, and his shy, 13-year-old owner, Peter have the most bizarre experience when a lab experiment goes wrong and Finn is accidentally transformed into a human. Once on two legs, Finn catches Frisbees like a dog and then teaches Ben to find his own pack. Starring Ana Gasteyer, Matthew Knight, Ryan Belleville, Brendon Firla and David Milchard. $24.95. 101 min.; Age: 5-12.
Ranny Levy is founder and president of KIDS FIRST!, a project of the Coalition for Quality Children’s Media, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to empower children to make wise media choices and to promote quality media products that enrich their lives. www.kidsfirst.org

Finn On The Fly

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010

GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010
Contents
GRAND Treasure Hunt
I’m too young to be a grandparent!
GRAND Central
Want it? Win it!
Marian Robinson: First Grand
Around the world in 80 memories
7 travel essentials: Don’t leave home without ’em
Have health, will travel
Not so grand
Splitsville
Text-a-grand
Are you a safe driver?
Resources
GRAND Finale
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - Intro
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 2
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - Contents
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - GRAND Treasure Hunt
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 5
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - I’m too young to be a grandparent!
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 7
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 8
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 9
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 10
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - GRAND Central
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 12
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 13
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 14
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 15
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - Want it? Win it!
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 17
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 18
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 19
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - Marian Robinson: First Grand
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 21
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 22
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 23
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - Around the world in 80 memories
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 25
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 7 travel essentials: Don’t leave home without ’em
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 27
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - Have health, will travel
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 29
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - Not so grand
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 31
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - Splitsville
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 33
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - Text-a-grand
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GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - Are you a safe driver?
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GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - Resources
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