If your family is spread apart, it can be very difficult to connect in person these days. My husband and I are experiencing this as our parents and siblings are scattered across the country. Phone calls and social media help bridge the gap, but they can’t compare to in-person visits. This weighs on me, as I’m certain it does for many people, and today is yet another reminder that our lives have been completely turned upside down because it is National Grandparents Day.
It’s hard enough accepting the fact that the pandemic has forced us to social distance from each other, but when we find ourselves separated from family members, it is especially hard. Grandparents and grandchildren in particular may not even be able to connect by phone or computer if loved ones are in the hospital or assisted living.
This is why I thought a reading list for children might be a comfort if your family finds itself in one of these situations.
Of course grandparents should be celebrated throughout the year, so the books I’m recommending are relevant no matter what day it is. For more children’s titles about grandparents, be sure to search the library’s catalog at www.fvrl.org. There are many wonderful books available to help celebrate our older, wiser generations.
• “Elmer and Grandpa Eldo” written and illustrated by David McKee.