GRAND Magazine - Summer 2022 - 35

long-distance grandparenting
I shared this idea a few months ago with members
of The Long Distance Grandparent Society
and they loved it - so much so, that I've decided to
share this with all of you so you can use it too!
In a nutshell, take any book you are going to send
to your grandchild and 'boost' it with any of the following
items.
* Photos of you together made into a bookmark
* Postcard of your local area
* A picture you've drawn for them
* Pipe cleaner people (that double as a bookmark)
* Inspirational quotes
* Paper dolls
* A keychain with their name on it
* Origami money
* Magnets
* Mini gel clings
* Temporary tattoos
* Band aids
* A recipe you want to make together when they
visit
* Glow in the dark items (bookmark, stars)
* Hair accessories
* Stickers (make them related to the book if you
can)
* Article/newspaper clipping/picture about something
they love or related to the book.
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* Mini flags from your country, their country or a
country of relevance to your family or the book.
* Googly eyes
* Finger puppets
* Poem
* A joke
* Fun paperclips
* Nail stickers
* Stick of chewing gum
* A maze
The possibilities are endless - and of course, you
can use any of the above items to pop into a card
or letter you send to them at any point.
Try to include something personal, such as stickers
of a photo of you together, tucked into the
book - or short notes on fun paper reminding them
how much you love them, how proud of them you
are for a recent achievement, etc.
It's a simple idea to spruce up any book gift - and
makes the book stand out as 'fun'. It's a win-win
because the key to helping children love reading is
to make it enjoyable and playful for them.
Kerry Byrne, Ph.D. is a care
and connections research
scientist focused on helping
grandparents nurture
strong bonds with their
grandchildren from a distance. For more ideas about
how to stay connected to your grandchildren, you can
sign-up for her weekly ideas and inspirations on her
website: thelongdistancegrandparent.com
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