10 Creative Ideas for Long-Distance Grandparents

Stay on their minds with these fun and easy activities for long-distance grandparents.

By Sharon Lovejoy
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I was frustrated trying to video chat with my 6 mos old granddaughter living out of state. As theatrical as I was, she was not interested in looking at a face on a screen. Thus the creation of FaceFun.biz A kit including specially designed books, learning tools and toys. Use of stories is progressive with instructions included for children 6 mos to 2 - 3 years; when the child can carry on a simple conversation. Additional stories can be purchased and are available in English and Spanish. I was really excited by this because it really helps to build that long distance relationship!! Check it out!

service@partypower.biz on 2015-04-25 10:36:51

multiple birthday cards great idea. I've done this for years mostly because just one card rarely says all I want to say, also getting more difficult to find "age" cards

mcoyewole@att.net on 2015-01-28 10:01:39

Great list from a great site!! I co-founded a company called GrandBox that helps people stay connected with their older loved ones. Please take a look here: http://www.mygrandbox.com/

andypapier@mygrandbox.com on 2014-10-15 22:07:36

We, also, live about 100 miles from our grandson (he's 3). I send him a card almost every week and include little games I think of to include matching, numbers, letters etc. I cut out pictures from old magazines and use colored ink...I sometimes include pennies he can earn...he loves it and his mom, my wonderful DIL, loves it, too! Also, our phones have facetime we use when talking. We make it work! When we travel I send him postcards of interesting animals or things...he loves the stamps, too!

pburns2007@msn.com on 2013-10-30 20:11:28

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