Here’s one for you grandparents!
Quirk Books sent me a copy of their new book, The Grandparents Handbook, a beautifully designed guide to games, activities, and all-around fun for grandmas and grandpas to share with their grandkids.
I’ve seen quite a few of these kinds of books, and this is by far the most interesting to thumb through. Many of the sections, like “Top Ten Greatest Snacks of All Time” and “A Guide To Camping In The Great Indoors” are useful even for a veteran parent like me.
But most of the book is specifically geared toward grandparents who might be a little rusty in dealing with children. Especially today’s kids, who have different expectations than the kids of 30 or 40 years ago.
There’s an entire 50-page section of the book solely devoted to refresher courses, from baby-proofing your house to how to deal with quarreling siblings. Beyond that, though, the emphasis here is on having a good time and building a positive, memorable relationship with your young grandchildren.
Like I said, it’s a beautiful book, with whimsical illustrations and bright, bold text. The Grandparents Handbook was written by Elizabeth LaBan, with plenty of advice from her own children’s grandparents. They did a wonderful job of putting together what is obviously a labor of love.
I have a copy to give away to one of my readers. If you’d like to have it, just leave a comment on this post telling me so. Don’t forget to leave a way to reach you via email or website.
I’ll pick a winner this weekend.