Grandparents Missing Grandchildren

Read a story to your grandchild(ren) using Facebook video calling; WhatsApp video calling; or just video it and email it for parents to allow the child to watch at an appropriate time.

Why the contribution is important

Continuity of contact with family members Sharing time with grandchildren/grandparents Emotional and mental health benefits for both parties A way of alleviating frustrations of being restricted Educational element

by KMR on May 11, 2020 at 08:55AM

Current Rating

Average rating: 1.6
Based on: 3 votes


  • Posted by harviej May 11, 2020 at 09:26

    Tried that. It didn't work. 5 year old became very upset. "That book is in your house, and I'm not in your house"
  • Posted by JillPowlettBrown May 11, 2020 at 10:03

    I've been Facetiming Granny's Book at Bedtime occasionally with my grandchildren, and playing virtual games, reading stories, and watching puppet performances from the 4-year old, while the older one has schooling and online activities. The benefits are all as KMR suggests ... plus the 4-year old isn't trying to demand attention from his home-working mum and dad or his sister!
  • Posted by MarsaliMac May 11, 2020 at 19:41

    I can see the benefits as suggested by KMR but also aware that this doesn't work with all children. I hope there isn't a blanket ban on all grandparents seeing their grandchildren. Some grandparents still work and will be seeing workmates but not grandchildren - that's very tough.
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