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Gather ‘Round with…Sue Johnson & Beth Bower

April 11, 2010 by Nikki  
Filed under Gather 'Round with... (Podcast)

A World Away or Right Next Door–
How to be the Grandparent Every Child Wants!

Use the player below to listen to Sue & Beth’s interview

Grandparents and grandkids go together like peanut butter and jelly. But even great family relationships can benefit from a little help and the clever, heartfelt ideas and thoughtful advice in Grandloving: Making Memories with Your Grandchildren by Sue Johnson, Julie Carlson & Beth Bower.

In this information-packed, updated and expanded fifth edition, the authors show America’s nearly 100 million grandparents how to:
♥ Have a successful visit with a new grandbaby while supporting older siblings
♥ Create over 200 easy, inexpensive and fun projects and gifts, including yummy-smelling playdough, family photo puzzles and peek-a-boo books, using materials most grandparents have in their homes
♥ Adapt advice from 350 families around the world who share their best ideas to make visits memorable and to initiate unique family traditions during the holidays—or anytime!
♥ Take a coin-flip walk, exchange secret codes, paint with “messless paints,” make “Happy Face Pancakes” and explore science and the outdoors with a grandchild
♥ Learn ways to keep the distant grandchild close by turning his mailbox into a treasure chest
♥ Find outstanding resources for grandparents caring for or raising their grandchildren
♥ Discover the best books and gifts for grandkids from babies to teens

GrandLovingWith expertise, warmth and “been there” humor, Sue and Julie, both former teachers, offer exceptional tips and activities. Grandloving is sure to become a treasured sourcebook for not just grandparents but everyone who cares about kids, including married and separated parents, day care providers, extended family members and teachers. If children or grandchildren are in your readers’ lives, they’ll appreciate the ideas and encouragement in Grandloving.

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