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@e356170p 

Indeed indeed E 

Definitely a win win for all & for us here on community as well Thanks for sharing

That's awesome what your doing awesome job helping them that's wonderful Thanks again great ideas we can do following your great example 

May you have Happy Granny moments always

Ginger  ;  ) 

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I spend a lot of time with the Grandkids - I live with my sone and his wife. Two were born while I lived here in Modesto. I see them everyday - but I get the weekends off so I can live my own life as well.

 

They are now in Elementary school s I help them as much as possible. The schools no longer teach Geograph or History, si I concentrate on that. I bought maps of the World, the USA and CA - We spend talking about hwre family members live and have pins so they can see how widespread the family is.

 

I recently created a document with pictures of the Plymouth Plantation. We lived within 20 miles of there at one time. I am a decentant of the Mayflower through my Fathers mother. I want them to know all about the trip to America and all that was involved. I'm currenly looking for a map of our Solar System so I can get into that. At age 84, this keeps me sharp and they learn a lot. Its a win=win for all of us. 

 

 

 

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Hey T Congrats on being a Nana such a blessing 

Thanks for sharing welcome

I'd say 1st just hold him he'll love that 

At 2 he's learning colors and shapes so even in wheelchair (you didn't share about challenges) you can hold him and play I Spy 

I spy something purple 

I spy a square and such easy and helps him learn

 

Also I discovered "Spot it" cards comes in tin can has various types and games can play that are fun and help with learning also.... my granddaughters love playing & its lots of fun for adults also.... matching things on cards.... check it out 

Enjoy ..... they grow up so fast 

Enjoy your weekend 

Ginger : ) 

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I AM A FAIRLY NEW NANA.  MY GRANDSON IS TWO AND HE IS THE APPLE OF MY EYE.  I COULD USE IDEAS ON THINGS WE CAN DO TOGETHER THAT KEEPS HIM INTERESTED. I AM DISABLED SO A BIT CHALLENGING. 

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For everyday I keep a craft center in my home to occupy them. On nice days we'll go outside and enjoy the weather and possible play in water. Once a week we'll take them to a state park, there's also a bird santuary nearby, And once a month we'll try to take them to a zoo, aquarium, or an educational event. I also check with the library and local theaters for programs they might be running. Even a picnic at the park is an event they enjoy. And we have even camped with them in the yard.

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My Grandsons are 5 and 2. I pick them up at 8. We go to a big playground nearby and run around and play for about 45 minutes. Then we go to my house and vacuum, dust, water outside plants. We don our bathing suits and run in the sprinkler. We hydrate snack and play inside for a bit. Then we go to the pool for 50 minutes. Home for lunch. Nap 😴. Play inside and read until Mommy or Daddy Pick them up. 

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We play outdoor games with them.. 

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What no gamers?

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My grandson is a gamer like myself so he is always looking for games.  He's 6!

He loves swimming in the pool diving for whatever.  He has a big imagination like myself so I tell him, the pool cleaner is a happy shark and loves to clean the pool.  He says Grandma you have lots of stingrays in your pool!  Let's check them out!

My granddaughter is 10, she loves her iPad and is always making videos of herself, her family and me.  I love funny faces!  Let's make more of those!  Put more music in your videos and keep those dancing shoes on!

She loves to paint rocks!  She loves to paint scenery and puts them up all in her room, make more and put inspiration ideas on your paintings, I say.

She loves to go swimming.  I think she was a fish from long ago.

For breakfast, she loves to make her heart pancakes! She sings and dances.

The main thing with grandchildren is to keep them busy, you might not be with them ALL the time, but intervals so the mind can reenergize, both for them and you!

As they grow, you must grow with their activities, just be inventive, use imagination.

If you don't know how to play their games, don't worry, they will show you on YouTube, as my grandson showed me at the age of 4!  I was elated!!!

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Awwwww Papa Smiley Sad 

My 2 are getting older they don't desire nor need me to be right there every moment like used to.... but hope in years come can teach to cook & such 

Many youths are into Video games and such You are such a wild and happy crazy guy(meant in all good ways) that maybe you can reach out & offer to play games or such?? Just a thought

My 2 sons play some type that they can play each other and chat when them and friends all in different areas..... doing that might work for you??

Definitely if they are boys they won't Grandpa teach them things 

I enjoy all your posts and comments on stories sometimes I need a laugh or pick me up and you provide it Thanks for that Enjoy your weekend 

Ginger  :  ) 

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