The grandparents in your life may live nearby or all over the country. They may love children or love children but refuse to change diapers. Regardless of the situation, we have ideas on how you can develop relationships between grandparents and grandchildren at an early age and beyond.
Video chat using apps like Skype or Face-Time is a great way to help young children connect with grandparents and other family members who don’t live nearby. Babies and toddlers are beginning to recognize the voices and faces of people on screen, which can start their relationship and help them get over their shyness during their first in-person visits.
What’s more, the American Academy of Pediatrics has stated that video chats are an exception to “screen time” restrictions, according to their new media guidelines.