Staying in Touch with Grandchildren

Staying in Touch with Grandchildren

Grandchildren are so wonderful to be with. They bring back happy memories from our parenting days and bring smiles to our grandparenting days. They are what keep us young at heart. Grandchildren give us a chance to be kids again…we get to watch cartoons, play with toys, make sandcastles, visit playgrounds, and visit the land of make believe.

We are lucky to be grandparents in this wonderful, sometimes frustrating, technology age. We can still stay in touch with our grandchildren whether we are around the corner, around the world, or somewhere in between. With online scrapbooks, digital photo albums, webcam sites, interactive games and more, grandparents and grandchildren can stay in touch, stay connected, and visit often just with a few clicks.

You will find posts on Nana’s Corner connecting you with ideas and websites that offer great resources for grandparents looking for ways to stay in touch with their grandchildren.  I’ve added a new category, Staying in Touch, to make it easier for you to stay in touch with ways to stay in touch…lol.

I’ve recently found a new website for grandparents that focuses on Grandparenting and Technology, GrandparentsTLC. Stop by to visit and perhaps you’ll find more ideas on how to stay in touch with your grandchildren using technology.

Happy Grandparenting!


About the Author:

Jersey Shore Grandmother of 5 great kids, retired special ed high school teacher, married since 1972 to Poppy...loves spoiling the grands, crocheting for whomever I can and charities, reading, crafts, outdoors, blogging...and retirement.


  1. Laura Nuhaan 2009/03/15 at 10:59 pm

    Great to see this blog with all this wonderful advise. I have a mom back in the Netherlands that I love to stay in touch with. I use FamiliLink (which I co-founded), easy email, photos and videos for her all at one place. I and the children can just use our preferred email to send her photos, videos as attachments which will be automatically displayed on her FamiliLink page. The site has been specifically designed for grandparents to easily stay in touch. (PS First 2000 users are free for life)


  2. Krishnaveni - From London 2008/12/06 at 7:28 pm

    Thank you, Grandma for this site. I shall tell my parents (Grandparents) about this site. And to all grandparents i know.

    Once again, thank you.


  3. Grandpa Shayne 2008/12/02 at 4:12 pm

    Nana – I read the New York Times article, and was thrilled to see your blog mentioned! Congrats!

    Thanks for your kind remarks about Grammy Tanda and I enjoy providing ideas for grandparents on how to use technology to connect with grandchildren.

  4. James Corbett 2008/11/29 at 11:21 pm

    Nana, I was so happy to come across your website today when I read the article in the New York TImes. Congratulations on the coverage, you must be so proud!

    I found the article very heartening because I’ve been running a project for the last few months here in Ireland where I’m bringing video communications to the elderly, disabled and other socially isolated groups. The greatest problem I come across is people not really understanding what video-chatting can offer because they’ve had no prior exposure to the technology. So it’s wonderful for me to be able to reference your blog and the NYT article as evidence of how much joy it can bring.

    Best wishes and continued success 🙂

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