More Resources

Here we post links or other contact information about resources for educational toys, workbooks, other home schooling, and other materials, products, and services that grandparents may find useful.

For activities, materials, and products that bond grandparents and their grandchildren:

Adventures in NanaLand:

For “The Bubbe Diaries,” an audio collection of research results, observations, and personal stories of veteran journalist and New York Times columnist Paula Span about grandparenting and grandparents’ relationships:


For children’s books (including the Ivy + Bean series for second and third grade readers and, in English and Spanish for children ages three through nine, “The Big Bad Coronavirus And How We Can Beat It!”) and materials for educators and families:

Annie Barrows:

Lisa Carroll and Pixel Mouse House LLC:

For comfortable, affordable grandma’s outfits for activity, nap, sleep, and rapid rise:

For children’s clothing, shoes, and accessories to brighten their spirits and encourage them to socialize and learn:Eat Your Spinach Children’s Boutique, 42 East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ, 07450, Attention: Annaa Anagnos, Phone: 201-444-5503, Email:

For tips and training about speaking, communication and presentation skills for family and other gatherings on virtual platforms like Zoom and Facetime:


For children’s books (including Elephant & Piggie, Pigeon, and Unlimited Squirrel books), videos, downloadable activity sheets, and materials for educators and families by The Kennedy Center Artist-in-Residence Mo Willems and Mo’s video greeting:

Hyperion Books for Children:

Disney Publishing Worldwide:

For educational products, professional development, and materials for educators and families:

LEARNING Without Tears™:

For online personalized, self-assessment reading programs for use by educators and at home:

Lexia® A Rosetta Stone® Company: and

For children’s books and educational materials for educators and families:

Educational Development Corporation–Usborne & Kane Miller Books:

Modern Kid Press:


For books, workbooks, and other materials for educators and families:

Macmillan Publishers:

Workman Publishing Co. Inc.:

For information about researching and engaging grandchildren in exploring their heritage and ancestry:

Jo Sheila Wexler, special guest on Grand Central® Radio–The Grandparents’ Community Platform podcast Episode No. 2: Talking About Heritage and Ancestry With Grandchildren (April 1, 2021),, and the following resources that she suggests:

For resources about exploring nature and art with grandchildren:

Kristin Reiber Harris, special guest on Grand Central® Radio–The Grandparents’ Community Platform podcast Episode No. 9: Introducing Grandchildren to Nature Through Art and to Art Through Nature (March 9, 2022),, and the following resources that she suggests:

To view/download the resources click here.

For more information and resources about building resilience in disaster:
Leslie Pena-Sullivan, Doctor of Social Welfare in Clinical Social Work, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, CT  646-725-5504, .
William Stover, Associate Executive Director/Clinical Director, Jewish Family Services of Middlesex County, Monroe Township and North Brunswick, NJ, 908-310-2053, .