GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - 16

grand central Beyond video games s summertime looms around the bend, grands face the challenge of keeping the g’kids occupied in ways that are more creative than simply allowing them to blindly turn on the computer and play video games nonstop for three months. So, what else can they do on the computer? 1. Learn to type (“keyboard” in contemporary lingo). Improving any skill is never a waste of time. Try “The Frogs Are Off Their Diet”  or take a free typing test . 2. Make a joke book. Kids can search Google for jokes, cut and paste a collection of their favorites and illustrate it. 3. Make a recipe book. For a gift or for family use: Consider “chocolate-only” recipes or a barbecue cookbook. A good place to start: . 4. Design a book of “my favorite things.” Google image searches produce an amazing variety of photographs and illustrations. The theme could be funny stuff, animals, cars, motorcycles, superheroes…. Print, cut and paste in a booklet. (PS: It’s a good idea to monitor this activity!) 5. Write a storybook for a younger child. An older child can write a simple, original book in large type. It could be a silly story or a story based on a family experience. Illustrations or photos can be scanned from family pictures or cut and pasted from online images. 6. Design mini-posters with favorite quotations or slogans. 7. Plan a trip. Let the child search the Internet for a destination—either a realistic possibility or a fantasy—and find hotels, events, parks, zoos, etc. They can estimate the cost of the trip by checking out trains and airplanes and ships. A Luke, FL 16 GRAND MAY Madison, AZ Ryan, NY Scarlett Ashley, FL 2009
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAND Magazine - May 2009

GRAND Magazine - May 2009
GRAND View
Contents
GRAND Central
Watching Lily Bloom
GrandZ in the 'Hood'
Numbers Game
We're Taking In the G'Kids
Face-to-Facebook
SHMILY
Family Crews
Soul Food
Resources
GRAND Finale
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - Intro
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GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - Cover2
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GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - GRAND View
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GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - Contents
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GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - GRAND Central
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GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - Watching Lily Bloom
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GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - GrandZ in the 'Hood'
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GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - 25
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - Numbers Game
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GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - 28
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - 29
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - We're Taking In the G'Kids
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - 31
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - 32
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - 33
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - Face-to-Facebook
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - 35
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - SHMILY
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - 37
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - Family Crews
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - 39
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - Soul Food
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - 41
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - 42
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - Resources
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - 44
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - 45
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - GRAND Finale
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - 47
GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - Cover3
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