As young parents my husband and I thought long and hard about the role grandparents would play in our kids' lives. We decided to offer Full Grandparent Autonomy (FGA). Our parents, we decided, could do whatever they wanted. Bribe them with candy? Sure. Let them watch too much TV? No problem. Spoil them? Of course! We have never regretted our decision. Our kids lives are so much richer because of their relationship with their grandparents. It is grandparents who have been credited with teaching our kids about classic rock, how to sew, how to bake, how to solve most mathematical problems. Our kids have watched old musicals and Phineas and Ferb on their grandparents' couch. They have read English literature and learned how to set a perfect Shabbat table. We do not take grandparents for granted. They are our family historians, full of rich stories and family legends. And they set the bar on how to parent with love, compassion and creativity.
Little Hands: There is something magical about cooking in your grandparents' kitchen. Our Little Hands section (pulled together by a grandmother!) offers recommendations of recipes to make with your grandchildren. The recipes are easy to do and delicious to eat!
Mitzvah Craft: We have simple crafts perfect for a rainy Sunday afternoon. These crafts showcase a Jewish value or mitzvah. With a quick run to your nearest art supply store, you'll be good to go when your grandkids come to visit.
Printables: Looking for something fast, easy and educational? Our coloring pages are easy to download and print and teach about Jewish holidays, the Hebrew alphabet, the colors in Hebrew or even a few Happy Birthday pages! A quick go to for a child looking for something to do.