Article by Naomi Webb
All good grandparents want the best for their grandchildren. Of course, this extends to supporting their learning and development too, but not all of us know how to go about doing this. For instance, what’s the appropriate way to get involved? What role should we play? How can we take on responsibility without treading on parents’ and teachers’ toes? Well, here’s a few suggestions.
First, recognise that quality time is one of the best educational gifts you can give your grandchildren. When you manage to get some one to one time with your them, do what you did with your own children: show them interesting things, introduce them to a range of flavours and textures, play imaginative games with them and encourage them...