Attention, Grandma! A Great Father’s Day Gift For Grandpa!

May 30, 2009

Attention, Grandmas!!!

Consider getting Grandpa Do It! I Do It, Too! for Grandpa for father’s Day!

Every day experiences turn into special moments for Grandpa Ron and Grandson Austin. The book captures some of those moments. It is a picture book with Austin-like sentences to describe the pictures. Most of the pictures are from photographs when 2 and a half year old Austi spent a week with us in Reno. Others are from Seal Beach and Long Beach, CA and the Portland, OR area. I turned the photos into drawings using photo applications.

It hits on the message that we may seldom be given the opportunity to know the impact we make on another, even very young, individual. Live as though it will happen always and then cherish the memories. It demonstrates “family relationship togetherness” and little ones watching and learning from grown-ups – namely grandpa! It helps foster self-esteem and demonstrate how every day activities can be special. Just taking the time to go places, explaining things to kids and playing with the kids can be something they remember for the rest of their lives.

There are some blank pages at the end of the book for you to put your favorite family photos or memories or the kids could draw themselves with their family. When they are all grown up 20 years later it will be fun to rediscover those special pages at the end!

The story has a Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level of 1.8.
The book is printed in the USA.

I call it a children’s book. Grandpa Ron calls it a grandparent’s book. Read it and decide for yourself! The kids enjoy talking about the activities and details in the pictures. The adults remember their own special moments – either as kids with their grandparents or as grandparents with their grandkids. Oh, and moms and dads get their own flashbacks, too!

I do it, too!!

Click the Amazon link on the right hand side of this page or click here to purchase!

Resellers, Non-profits and Libraries can obtain copies at a discount from BookSurge Customer Service 1-866-308-6235 Option 6. It only takes about 10 minutes to set up an account.

Thinker Toys

May 30, 2009

One shop Grandpa Ron and I ALWAYS visit when we are in Carmel, CA, is Thinker Toys. It is on the corner of 7th and San Carlos. There are educational toys galore! There’s trains and books and games and just all kinds of play things! We must admit that we do enjoy seeing all the games we grew up with as well! 🙂

Their Motto is: “Cool Toys for Thinking Kids of All Ages”
On-Line Motto is: “Great Toys for Thinking Kids of All Ages”

There is also a shop at 480 DelMonte Center in Monterey, CA.

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