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Super Granny: Great Stuff to Do with Your Grandkids Hardcover – March 3, 2009
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Also, we happen to live in Korea so I was mainly hooked when I read, "there's even one for long-distance grandmothers seeking to connect with their grandkids." The one item for long distance is skype/web cams. My mother has been skyping since it started (even before, actually, so skype and g-chat was a welcome improvement). There is also an entire section devoted to 'playing the wii'. I laughed out loud because my mom bought the first Wii Fit she could specifically for the grandkids and her to have some friendly competition and to keep her house 'with it'.
Taking pictures with your grandkids and making a slide show on the computer, visit an art museum, write letters to them (separate sections for hand written and email, as well as another section for helping the grandkids type emails on the computer themselves), put toys in the bathtub for them to play with and get a low seat for you, search something online (even pointing out 'popular search engines like google, ask and yahoo', . . . these are almost painfully obvious things that don't really require imagination or creativity on either the idea or implementation end. The "Presents Presents Presents" section is 2.5 pages of "buy your grandkids presents, they don't have to be expensive or only given on birthdays/holidays". A very disappointing collection of "Great stuff to do with your grandkids".Read more ›
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, even if I do only a few new things with my two grandchildren. But when I invite now ten year old Gabrielle to join me in a political rally some day, I will know I have to thank Sally Olds for that.
My wife and I both read this, separately and together. It is an informative, chatty, delightfully presented book of suggestions for fun with grandkids. Olds provides a plethora of ideas based on grandmothers' activities that her friends and acquaintances have done with their grandchildren.
As grandparents who have done many activities with our 5 grandchildren ages 7-19, we found new and exciting things to do and suggestions we plan to try.
We shared the chapter on "Camp Grandma" with our friend who told us that she have a similar camp with her 9 grandkids and she found an activity she'd like to try this year.
If you are like us, wanting to make each moment with your grandkids as valuable and meaningful as you can, we are sure that you'll find things in this book to try. And hurry and do it now, because before long they will be in college and that great window of grandparenthood will change and pass you by.
Super Granny is written in a conversational style and so fun to read you won't be able to put it down--unless you're like me. I had to stop every few pages and look up the websites and resources she recommends, like background patterns for emails and text message emoticons.
As I read, I was inspired and excited to try new activities with my two granddaughters like identifying seashells at the beach or finger knitting. For those of you with young grandchildren, you'll get excited for them to grow up so you can enjoy experiences like attending a Grandparents University or Grandparents camp.
The activities range from low-tech ideas, like creating a magical closet for your preschool-age grandchildren to high-tech ideas, like creating and publishing a family cookbook online with your adolescent grandchildren. She encourages her readers to learn new skills, like text messaging to keep current with their teenage grandchildren's interests. At the end of the book there's a wonderful list of resources with a section on communicating with your grandkids.
After reading Super Granny, I couldn't help envying Sally's five grandchildren. She is one vibrant grandmother devoted to sharing her energy and enthusiasm with her grandkids!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not ideal for poor grandparents,did have some good ideas.Published 22 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great gift for new Grandmothers. Nice little book with new ideas. Bought one for my sister who is a new Grandmother and also one for a friend.Published on January 4, 2014 by marian smith
Hats off to Sally Wendkos Olds! This author has written a book that grandmothers everywhere can enjoy with their grandkids. Read morePublished on May 28, 2009 by Virginia F. White
Since it first came off the press many of my friends, as well as myself, have read and re-read this wonderful book. Read morePublished on April 20, 2009 by M. Worth
There's nothing like this to help grandparents and their grandkids really connect. The ideas in Sally Wendkos Old's Super Granny are originals. Read morePublished on April 17, 2009 by Marilyn Goldstein
This is a delighful book with great and practical ideas to enhance the bonding process between a youngster and an older loved one.Published on April 12, 2009 by M. Fisch
This book has delightful stories from all over the country. The author's comments on each entry are well written and humorous. Read morePublished on April 10, 2009 by C. Schneider