This year has been challenging for so many people. Especially for older individuals, social distancing has been a challenge. Let’s face it: grandparents miss their grandchildren. And just as grandparents miss their grandchildren, so do their grandkids miss them. It has been rough for everyone. Fortunately, there are ways to connect with grandchildren that will not compromise safety.
Companionship is crucial for people of all ages, but it is especially important for grandparents and grandchildren. One way that grandparents can continue to connect with their grandkids is by sharing their hobbies. Grandparents can write letters back and forth to their grandchildren. They can also start a book club together. They can talk to each other over a video streaming platform about how their hobbies are going to stay connected.
One of the sweetest ways to stay connected is to read together. Setting up a designated time each week to video chat is crucial for this activity. Instead of talking, grandparents can read their grandchildren’s favorite books to them remotely. Doing so will help maintain that connection without feeling forced. It will also open up a discussion that both parties will absolutely love!
Meet Grandkids at the Park
Social distancing doesn’t have to keep grandparents from actually seeing their grandkids. Meeting outside and maintaining distance is a great way to spend time with loved ones. Watching the grandchildren play and have fun is a great way to spend the warm days, and in turn, the grandchildren will have fond memories.
Share Old Memories
Speaking of memories, grandchildren love hearing stories about their parents and grandparents. One great way to stay connected is to share memories back and forth with grandchildren. Whether that means showing old pictures over a video streaming service or telling stories over the phone, sharing memories is one of the best ways to stay connected.
This past year has presented unique challenges for families everywhere, but that doesn’t mean that you have to be isolated from your family. For grandparents missing their grandchildren, there are creative solutions to keep everyone together.