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27 06, 2022

Seven Ways to Stay Close as a Distant Grandparent

2022-06-27T15:49:25-04:00June 27th, 2022|Categories: Grandchildren, Grandparents|Tags: , , , , , , |

Updated June 2022 A 2019 AARP survey found that more than half of American families are dealing with distances of more than 200 miles between grandparents and at least one grandchild. It can be painful to be physically distanced, but that doesn’t mean you have to be emotionally distanced as well. Thank goodness for video chat and Zoom calls! But why stop there? Why not try a few projects that can help you stay connected while having fun in the process?   FirstLantic has seven ideas that can bring you and your grandkids together while you are physically apart. Read a bedtime story together - Make a standing date to read to your grandchild every night. It will be a treat for them and you and provide a [...]

14 12, 2020

Ten of the Best Educational Gifts for Grandkids

2020-12-14T23:37:26-05:00December 14th, 2020|Categories: Grandchildren|Tags: , , |

You’re the best grandparent that you can be, and you’re always willing to go the extra mile for your grandkids especially during the holidays.  So, when it comes to gift-giving you want to be creative and find something unique that they will remember.  Why not give a present this year that will not only give them joy but stimulate their mind as well?  FirstLantic has ten suggestions for educational gifts that will keep on giving throughout the year by stimulating your grandchild’s curiosity and sense of wonder.   STEM subscription boxes – With Little Passport’s monthly subscription packages, children learn and explore science, technology, engineering, and math all while having so much fun they don’t realize how much new information they are absorbing. They are [...]

25 08, 2020

Six Tips to Help Children Cope with COVID-19 Anxiety

2020-08-25T10:59:21-04:00August 25th, 2020|Categories: covid 19, Grandchildren|Tags: , |

With everything going on in the world, it’s hard for adults not to feel overwhelmed so why would children be any different?  After all, they hear the news and pick up signals from their family and other adults.  But how do you handle your grandchildren’s anxiety if you are feeling the same way?  Well, FirstLantic.com has six tips that you can use to manage your own feelings of anxiousness and help children cope as well.   1. Stick to a routine As easy as it might be to throw that out the window, routines create structure and certainty which everyone can use right now.  Keep as much of your child’s old routine in place as possible, or start a new one, but either way, try [...]

18 08, 2020

Keeping Your Grandchild’s Education on Track During COVID-19

2020-08-18T13:10:57-04:00August 18th, 2020|Categories: covid 19, Grandchildren|Tags: , , |

The biggest challenge that parents and grandparents are facing right now is how to make sure their children are getting a quality education during COVID-19.  There are no easy answers but luckily, you’re not alone.  Plenty of resources exist to help you navigate this new reality.  There are free or low-cost tools that can help keep children engaged in learning and also provide them with educational and fun activities that can occupy their time.  Weary grandparents everywhere can breathe a sigh of relief…   FirstLantic.com has put together a comprehensive list with some of the most innovative learning applications designed to help you through this difficult time.   Expedition Learn Remember the encyclopedia company, Britannica?  Well, they’re still around, and their business has become digital like [...]

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