Saturday, October 21, 2017

Q & A a day for Grandparents

Q & A a Day for Grandparents is a unique way for grandparents to bond with a grandchild. The book begins on January 1 but the journal could be started on any given page and just continued until completion.

There are several things that are notable about this journal. First of all, the size is quite compact and a very manageable size for brief reflections while also making it easy to take along to fill out as time permits. The cover has a beautiful frame surrounding a place where a picture can be slipped (a picture of the child with the grandparent(s) completing the journal would be a wonderful idea).  Inside the book, the presentation page is titled, "My amazing grandchild" and offers a place to include date and time of birth, place of birth, height and weight, what the grandchild calls the grandparent and the grandchild's age when the journal was begun. Even with those baby details, I think the journal could be completed at any time over a grandchild's life.

With our mobile society, children aren't always living close to grandparents so I love this way of creating a connection with a grandchild (whether they live next door or across the country). Questions range from details about the grandchild, about the grandchild's parent and some about the grandparent themselves. What a beautiful way to record things that may not otherwise be known.  A grandparent has a way to pass along information and reflections that may otherwise be lost to time.

The journal would not even have to be completed in 3 consecutive years. It may be more interesting to complete year one before they go to school, then save year 2 for sometime during elementary school, and then the third year could be completed for a milestone birthday (10? 13? 16?).  However it is completed, the end result will be a treasured keepsake for any child.

This would make a marvelous gift for any grandparent. I think it would be an especially meaningful exercise for a grandparent to complete for an adopted grandchild. What better way to welcome a child into a family than to create a written record that helps fill in the history of their forever family and their treasured place within it?  It may even be more fun for a grandparent to complete it in secret and then present to their grandchild on a special occasion.

Buy a copy today and create a treasure for a grandchild!

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of Q & A a day for Grandparents from Blogging for Books for the purpose of review. No other compensation was received.

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