Long Distance Grandma: Staying Connected Across the Miles [NOOK Book]


According to an AARP survey, 45 percent of grandparents report that the primary barrier to seeing their grandchildren is the physical distance that separates them. Yet, the desire to communicate is strong.

Janet Teitsort, a long-distance grandma herself, comes to the rescue with a year's worth of ideas to remain close even when the miles divide. Among her numerous ideas are art projects, recipes, and simple gifts that keep hearts knitted ...
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Long Distance Grandma: Staying Connected Across the Miles

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According to an AARP survey, 45 percent of grandparents report that the primary barrier to seeing their grandchildren is the physical distance that separates them. Yet, the desire to communicate is strong.

Janet Teitsort, a long-distance grandma herself, comes to the rescue with a year's worth of ideas to remain close even when the miles divide. Among her numerous ideas are art projects, recipes, and simple gifts that keep hearts knitted together. Whether children are toddlers or college students, Teitsort offers a cornucopia of connection possibilities including a strong recommendation for grandparents to embrace technology with ideas involving audiotape, videotape, email, and the Internet. As the grandparent population swells with Baby Boomers, this book is truly timely.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451605457
  • Publisher: Howard Books
  • Publication date: 6/15/2010
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 11 MB
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Meet the Author

Janet Teitsort is the author of Rainbows for Teachers, Treasures for Teachers, and Quiet Times: Meditations for a Busy Woman. She has been published in numerous periodicals and books. She enjoys public speaking and is a graduate of CLASS. Janet and her husband, John, have two children and nine grandchildren.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xvii
Dear Long-Distance Grandma Friend xix
Ready, Set, Go! Points to Consider 1
My Grandchildren 5
Say Cheese! Fun with Photos 7
A New Year with Lots of Cheer: Chinese New Year 9
The Coming Attraction: Hot Chocolate and Movie Night 10
Warm Up to a Good Book: January Book Selections 12
Hooray for the Red, White, and Blue! Connecting with Grandchildren in the Military 14
Connecting Spiritually: Sharing Prayer Requests and Devotionals 16
Grand Tip of the Month: Make the New Year "Grand" 16
Recording the Legacy 17
Warm a Grandchild's Heart: Valentine's Day 19
Mold Their Hearts: Projects for Preteens and Teens 22
Connecting Spiritually: Collecting Bible Verses 24
Mixing Up a Batch of Grandkids: Blended Families 25
Short on Days; Long on Holidays: Celebrating February's Special Days 26
Heartwarming Books: February Book Selections 28
And the Beat Goes On: Leaving a Legacy 29
Grand Tip of the Month: Bridge the Miles as You Touch Hearts 29
Recording the Legacy 30
Irish Eyes Are Smiling: St. Patrick's Day and Irish History 33
Dancing in the Wind: Weather Watching 35
Blowing in the Wind: Tossing Around More Ideas 38
Escaping the Wind: Windy-Day Books 40
Green Eggs and Ham: Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! 41
With a Roar and a Baa: Celebrating Spring's Arrival 42
Connecting Spiritually: The Irish Shamrock and the Trinity 43
How Fast the Years Go By: Grandkids at College 44
Grand Tip of the Month: March On in Your Endeavor to Grandparent! 44
Recording the Legacy 45
When Is Easter? Interesting Info on Easter Dates 47
Connecting Spiritually: Hands-On Easter Teaching Activities 48
Some Grand-Bunny Loves Me: Crafty Ideas for Younger Grandkids 51
Easter Egg Hunt to Go: Hosting a Long-Distance Egg Hunt 53
Easter Dinner via Long Distance: Sharing Traditional Recipes 53
Showers of Springtime Stories: Books for Easter and Spring 55
Puddles, Puddles Everywhere! Rainy-Day Activities 57
In God We Trust: Military Grandparenting Tips 59
Grand Tip of the Month: The Promise of Easter Is Found in Every Rainbow! 60
Recording the Legacy 60
Tea for Two: Long-Distance Tea Party 63
Dance the Night Away: Sharing Proms-Long-Distance Style 64
Hey, Mom! A Package for Me! Springtime Care Packages 65
Old MacDonald Had a Farm: Sharing Rural Life with City-Dwelling Grandkids 66
Connecting Spiritually: Gardening Fun 67
Planting Seeds of Thoughtfulness: Celebrating May Holidays 68
Getting to Know You: Blending Families Smoothly 70
A May Basket of Ideas: Books and Activities 71
Grand Tip of the Month: Share Memories from the Past! 76
Recording the Legacy 76
The Teddy Bears' Picnic: Picnic in a Box 79
June Bugs and Beary Good Books: June Book Selections 80
June Is Bursting with Celebrations! Activities for Holidays and Parties 81
School Is Out! Staying in Touch with College Grandkids 83
Summer Shape-Up: Physical Fitness 84
Star Light, Star Bright: Stargazing Activities 85
Connecting Spiritually: Our Omnipresent God 86
Grand Tip of the Month: Your Family Can Be Near in Heart! 87
Recording the Legacy 87
On the Road Again: Travel Packs for Grandkids 91
To Grandma and Grandpa's House We Go: Things to Do When the Grandkids Visit 93
Camp G & G: Summer Camp at Grandma and Grandpa's 95
Togetherness-Family Style: Vacationing with the Extended Family 98
Celebrate America! The Fourth of July 99
Let Freedom Ring! Grandkids in the Military 101
Sparkling Book Ideas: Story Time 102
Connecting Spiritually: Blessings Abound 102
Grand Tip of the Month: Have Fun Baking and Jamming with Your Grandkids! 103
Recording the Legacy 104
Lazy Days of Summer: Memory Makers 107
Birthday Smiles across the Miles: Celebrating Grand Birthdays 108
Cousins as Far as the Eye Can See: Family Reunions 110
Cool Classics: Books for a Summer Afternoon 111
"Keep Cool" Care Package: Indoor Activities 112
Growing Together: Blended Families 113
Connecting Spiritually: Write On! 114
Grand Tip of the Month: Connecting through the Written Word 115
Recording the Legacy 115
Fall into Fun! Fun with Leaves 119
Autumn-a Beautiful Word! Fall Activities 122
Connecting Spiritually: Labor Day-the Work Ethic 124
Telling Tales of School: National Grandparents Day 125
Sweep into Good Reading! September Book Selections 127
Blessings in a Box: Packing a Healthcare Box for College Grandkids 128
Grand Tip of the Month: May Your Autumn Be Filled with Golden Moments 130
Recording the Legacy 131
The Discovery: Columbus Day 133
The Frost Is on the Punkin: Ideas for the Pumpkin Patch 134
Delicious Pumpkin Pie! How to Cook a Pumpkin 135
Who's Behind That Mask? Halloween and Harvest Events 136
Connecting Spiritually: God's Word on Halloween 137
Spiders, Owls, and Bats-Oh, My! October Books and Crafts 138
Patriotism-Grandparents' Style: Supporting Our Military Grandkids 141
Lullaby and Good Night: Bedtime Surprises 142
Grand Tip of the Month: Connecting through Prayer and Activity 143
Recording the Legacy 144
Squirrel Spying: Watching Our Furry Friends 147
Our Hearts Gather Together: Thanksgiving 148
Pilgrim Play: The First Thanksgiving 149
A Bountiful Harvest: Books and Movies 151
Flexible Grandparents: Blended Families and Holidays 152
Connecting Spiritually: Touching Hearts with Thankfulness 153
Share a Hobby: Pass On a Skill 156
Spin a Yarn: Sharing Your Life Story 157
Grand Tip of the Month: Unite with Thankful Hearts! 158
Recording the Legacy 158
Shopping Made Easy! Gift Buying 161
'Tis the Season to Be Jolly: Decorating Away the Long-Distance Blues 164
Home for the Holidays: Grandparents of College Students 166
Visions of Books Danced in Their Heads: Christmas Books to Delight 167
Homemade Christmas: Christmas Crafts 169
Connecting Spiritually: The Christmas Story 173
Christmas Cheer All Year Long: Christmas Card Recycling 174
Grand Tip of the Month: May the Christ Child Be Born Anew 176
Recording the Legacy 177
Sharing the Legacy 179
About the Author 188
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