Summer means more time with the kids and more than likely a road trip or two. Don’t forget to include the grandparents in your planning or better yet, let the kids head out on a trip with the grandparents. This book is a great planning tool for parents and grandparents alike but it’s written with the grandparent in mind.
Take an active role in your grandchildren’s lives. Show them the best of Michigan. Teach the valuable lessons you’ve learned throughout the years. Grandparents Michigan Style, written by active grandparents Mike Link and Kate Crowley, spotlights more than 70 Michigan attractions and activities for grandparents and grandchildren, ages 2 and up. It offers tips on making each stop a bonding experience and is filled with insights and advice to help you along the way. If you’re a grandparent who wants to play an instrumental part in your grandchildren’s healthy development, this book is for you!
The book opens with a great location map so that you don’t have to read the entire thing in order to find an attraction near you or one in the part of the state you plan on visiting. Each listing includes an overview of the attraction or destination along with a recommendation on “bonding and bridging.” In each listing, there is also “a word to the wise” with additional information about special events hosted at this location. The listing goes on further to include the best age for the child to be to visit the attraction, the best season to visit, contact information and additional resources on the web you may want to check out before visiting.
This book is small enough to carry in your purse or backpack but large enough for endless possibilities for adventures between grandparents and grandchildren.
About the Author
Mike Link is the author of 22 books and numerous magazine articles. He and his wife, Kate, live in Willow River, Minnesota, where they enjoy helping their grandchildren discover the world of nature and play.
Kate Crowley has been a naturalist, an educator and a writer for 30 years. She has co-authored 12 books with Mike and writes for magazines and a monthly nature newspaper column. She cares deeply about preserving the natural world.