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Mary is the co-author of The Grandparent Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild's Heart.
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Friday, January 20, 2012

Fun with Newspapers and Magazines

Friday's Grand Connection Fun

I was looking at some online articles and read one by Doris Schuchard in the Home Education Magazine that had some great ideas. If you’d like to provide hours of fun for the grands with newspapers and magazines, read on as I’ll share a couple of Doris’ ideas:

ABCs—Give each child a page from a newspaper or magazine. Assign them an alphabet letter and see how many words they can circle starting with that letter within a minute. Variation: Can you find a word for each letter of the alphabet?

Pops and I can use this idea with our grands who are just 3 and 4. Although they really don’t know how to spell, they could circle individual letters or highlight each letter of the alphabet.

Okay, here’s one more of Doris’ ideas:

End It – Give your child a short newspaper or magazine story, but cut off the ending. Have her write her own ending and then compare it to the real one. Variations: Give her endings from three different stories; can she choose the correct one? 2. Match headlines with the correct stories.

Although our small grandkids won’t be able to write endings to articles and stories, Pops or I could read them an article about something that would interest them (such as a story about an animal) and let them tell us the ending.

I don’t know about you, but I need to get a few newspapers and magazines out of the recycling bin—for the grandkids.

Have a great weekend
co-author of The Grand Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild's Heart

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Anonymous said...

Those are some great, educational and inexpensive ideas. Thanks so much for sharing, Mary, I know I will be using them. ......Elaine

Mary May Larmoyeux said...

Thanks for leaving a comment, Elaine. I'm also going to be using these easy-to-do ideas. -- Mary

Anonymous said...

What a marvelous method of teaching children to use their imagination ... writing endings to stories out of magazines and newspapers. Also, teaches them to read interesting articles. - Rita

Mary May Larmoyeux said...

Hi, Rita! It's good to hear from you!