Products and Services

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: https://adventuresinnanaland.com/

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:

Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Bubbe-Diaries-Audiobook/B091J7M7FL

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:  http://anniebarrows.com/kids-home/ivy-bean/

Lisa Carroll and Pixel Mouse House LLC: https://www.bigbadcoronavirus.com/

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: spinach18@aol.com

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

Eloqui:  https://www.eloqui.biz

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: http://pigeonpresents.com/

Disney Publishing Worldwide: https://books.disney.com/

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

LEARNING Without Tears™: https://www.lwtears.com

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

Lexia® A Rosetta Stone® Company: https://www.lexialearning.com/products and https://www.lexiaforhome.com

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

Educational Development Corporation–Usborne & Kane Miller Books: http://www.edcpub.com/

Modern Kid Press: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Modern+Kid+Press&ref=nb_sb_noss_2

Scholastic: https://www.scholastic.com

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

Macmillan Publishers: https://us.macmillan.com

Workman Publishing Co. Inc.: https://www.workman.com

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), president@jgsgw.org, and the following resources that she suggests:

https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Involve_Children_and_Youth_in_Family_History
https://www.learningliftoff.com/family-heritage/
https://www.archives.gov/education/family-history
https://www.familytreemagazine.com/kids-genealogy/
https://www.scholastic.com/parents/school-success/learning-toolkit-blog/5-cool-apps-websites-to-research-family-history-your-kids.html