ERIC Number: ED423551
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
With Love, Grandma: Letters to Grandchildren.
Smith, Carl B.; Ritter, Naomi
Based on years of experience with intergenerational correspondence at the "Senior Partners Network," this book is designed to help grandparents (and grandchildren) to find the right topics for correspondence, all laid out in clear steps. The book also offers sample letters, cards, and e-mail messages, and provides dozens of themes. The book's goal is to help grandparents connect with their grandchildren in a "warm and fun-loving manner"--through regular letter writing. Emphasizing that letter writing provides mutual benefits, the book notes that strong bonds through letters can help grandchildren succeed in school and can promote kindness and good citizenship. The book offers sample letters for diverse holidays; discusses building family relationships; storytelling; humor; and pets; and presents ways to use the four seasons for letters writing. It also considers school and learning and letters about school and presents "quick ideas for quick letters." (NKA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Education, Family Involvement, Grandchildren, Grandparents, Intergenerational Programs, Interpersonal Communication, Learning Motivation, Letters (Correspondence), Social Networks
ERIC/EDINFO, P.O. Box 5953, Bloomington, IN 47407 ($12.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Family Learning Association, Bloomington, IN.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.
Identifiers: Intergenerational Relationship