" Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you." -Shannon Alder
When my children were young, I loved to choose the next book to begin reading to them- adventure, mystery, historical novel and more. The kids would curl up around me snuggled close or nestle on a large soft pillow on the floor at my feet. We would inevitably conclude with cries of, "Oh no! One more chapter, please!"
Why read to children?
The benefits of reading have been well-documented: communication skills, mastery of language, logical thinking skills, enhanced concentration, academic excellence, handling new experiences and an understanding of our world. Books can explore life and faith and help children apply God's Word to life in a relevant, natural and understandable way. Developing and sharing a love of stories and books is a legacy that I want to pass on to my grandchildren... and I want to share books that help them learn more about faith and life.
How can you enrich your grandkids lives?
As a grandmother, I read to my grandkids as often as I can. And I buy books for them that I hope will appeal to them and delight. But how can I do more? How can I enrich their lives, guide them and open the door to the world? This is especially difficult for grandparents who live a great distance from their families and grandchildren. One solution is to take out magazine subscriptions for your grandkids.
Magazine subscriptions for kids
The following list are just some of the magazine subscriptions available for kids that you might like to consider purchasing for your grandkids. There is something really exciting about regularly checking the mailbox and then, the thrill of finding a delivery with your name on it. Your grandkids will love it! Check out this selection.
Some other suggestions to check out:
Families are busy.. and I'm sure that your family is no exception. There are so many demands on family time and attention- work commitments, school events, social involvement, family responsibilities and more.
Cary Schmidt noted, "Busyness is like a snowball. Its size and magnitude grows simply by the motion of life and it sort of sneaks up on you."
But, you know, if you really want to do something you'll find time for it.
And something that families really need to find time for is family devotion time- learning about God and His great love for us, reading His Word, growing more like Him and learning how to live as His children.
Learning about God's Word together
As a grandparent, you can't create more time for your busy family and grandkids, much as you'd like to. But you can provide them with an on-demand Bible devotion resource for your grandkids to access any time, whenever and wherever-LeadershipforKids.tv.
Not only does this resource present animated lessons from God's Word in a bright, colourful and interesting format, it also teaches Biblical leadership principles and helps them apply them to their lives.
There are 2 age-levels: Children aged 3-6 and older ones 6-14 years.
How can you access this?
Browse more than 250 movies: by series, where lessons are based on a common theme, by leadership trait such as courage, obedience.. or by plan. Children can access the movies via computer, smartphone or tablet so that they can watch them at home, in the car on the way to school, while you're waiting at the coffee shop.. anywhere. You'll also find a downloadable pdf available for each lesson with extra activities and ideas. As if it couldn't get any easier for kids to access, there is also an Apple/Android app. See here..
Your next question is, how much... You'll be pleased to know that the iPhone & Android app is free to download. You can easily buy a subscription for your grandkids which will set you back $4/month, about the cost of a cup of coffee... much less than purchasing any hard copy devotional materials, and so much more interactive for the kids to enjoy. You'll find more informationhere. Check it out and see how easily you can impact young lives for eternity!
Life as a grandma.. it's no 'quiet, restful days in the rocking-chair'. It's filled with activity, excitement and lots of family fun. Please share it with me.