Different Ways Long Distant Grandparents Can Stay In Touch

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Being a long distant grandparent can be quite tough. However, even though you may not be able to see your grandchildren as often as you would like, there are still many ways you can keep in touch. Below are some of the ways you can keep in touch with your grandchildren:

Telephone

146765384Telephone contact is important because it allows you and your grandchildren to hear each others voices. There are many inexpensive calling cards that can be used to make it easier and cheaper for you to stay in touch with your grandchild. Try to call during the times when the family is not rushed so that your grandchildren will have enough time to speak to their grandparent.

Snail Mail

Children love receiving letters in the mail from their grandparents. You should also encourage your grandchildren to send you letters also. If you have young children, then you should consider keeping the letters short and simple. In addition to letters, you can also send your grandchildren a care package in the mail.

Tape Or Video Recording

You can keep in touch with your grandchild by using a handheld tape recorder. You can record yourself doing things your grandchildren enjoy, such as reading a book or singing a song. If you choose to record yourself reading a book, you may also want to send a copy of the book. Additionally, you can send your grandchildren video clips of yourself and encourage them to do the same.

Internet

451417733Most children today are Internet-savvy. That is why you may want to use the Internet to keep in touch with your grandchildren. You can send your grandchildren emails a few times out of the week. You can also instant message your grandchildren. Additionally, you and your grandchildren can share digital pictures and/or play online games.

Staying In Touch Is Possible

Staying in touch with your grandchildren makes the challenges of being far away from them a lot easier. You can keep in touch with your grandchildren by calling them or sending them mail. You can also use a tape or video recorder to keep in touch with your grandchildren. Additionally, the Internet can also make it easier to stay in touch with your grandchildren.

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3 responses to “Different Ways Long Distant Grandparents Can Stay In Touch”

  1. Back to Basics Tuition says :

    We have long distance Grandparents here too (they are in NZ, we are in Qld) and skype has been wonderful to keep the grandparent/grandchild relationship strong. We still send snail mail too and the occasional mail or gift via a fairy door 😉

  2. ananibrahim says :

    My son has a distant grandparent who lives in Egypt, we stayed with her for two years and she watched my baby grow into a toddler. We then relocated to Dubai. We visit her often and she travels to see us once a year, but she misses out on seeing my son grow up especially after having lived with him for so long. This is a cute post – i like how you mentioned all the grandparent-friendly ways to get in touch. 🙂

    In my case, she’s become very big on Whatsapp. So we sdnd her photos, videos and countless voice notes of my little boy and she loves it.

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