Grandma’s Reading Time

There is an interesting phenomenon that happened with several of my adult children still at home. My granddaughters preferred playing with their aunts more than their grandma. I understand that because the aunties are much more creative and energetic in play than Grandma. I soon learned that I could have a planned playtime with my granddaughters at our house, but they would really rather play with the aunties. So we have Aunties’ playtime on Monday afternoons.

However, if I took my reading book bags to my granddaughters’ house once a week, they would be waiting for me at the front door excited for reading time with Grandma.

I have two bags of books. One has board books for 1 to 2 year olds, and the other has preschool books for ages 3 and up. With Abigail, who is now 7, we are beginning to read chapter books too. I am there for an hour so I read for 20 minutes to each little girl, who chooses the books we will look at. These are precious moments in my life.

Trusting in Jesus,

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 “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine:
but a broken spirit drieth the bones.”
(Proverbs 17:22)

8 thoughts on “Grandma’s Reading Time”

  1. That is so lovely and creative, what a good way to be a caring Grandma.

    Love and God bless you all.

  2. What kind of books do you read for each age group? I’m a reading tutor and am always looking for good books to read with my students!

  3. I love this! At 51 I find it hard to get on the floor or run around outside. Reading time I love that-

  4. Lovely pictures! What are some of your favorite books to read with the girls? I am always looking for new suggestions!

  5. I love this! And your grandchildren will always remember the time they have spent with you reading.

    An idea for when they get a bit older: when my children became proficient enough to read to Grandma (my mom) they started doing that – first taking turns reading paragraphs and then reading their new favorite book to Grandma (and sometimes Grandpa). They love being able to share their books with Grandma and Grandpa and Grandma and Grandpa love knowing what they’re interested in and enjoy. Though I think at one point my mother was a little tired of hearing about wolves! 🙂 Now that they’re teens, they still love to read to Grandma and Grandpa when they visit. And I love that they get to spend time, particularly with Grandpa who isn’t very mobile anymore.

    Thanks so much for sharing!
    Great idea.

  6. Reading to children is so much fun, and having them get old enough to read to us is just as much a pleasure.
    Sweet Grandma time.


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