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Episode 69. Geocaching: Take Your Grandchildren on a Treasure Hunt



 

 

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Episode 69 is a rebroadcast of Episode 32 of the Adventures with Grammy Podcast. This episode features Amy Tilk, an engineer and the host of the Geocache Adventures podcast. Amy will give us insight as to the game’s origins, its worldwide popularity, and why it’s a good activity for grandparents and grandchildren.

Tips

Download the geocaching app; create an account (it’s free)
Always bring a pencil or pen with you
If you want “SWAG,” bring SWAG to swap!

E-mail: Geocache.adventures.podcast@gmail.com
Instagram: https://instagram.com/shadowdragn1
Screen name: shadowdragn1
Podcast: https://geocacheadventures.org/

Learn more about geocaching:

https://www.geocaching.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAMDxjeeaJU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJqjfNE9nbs

https://www.instagram.com/geocaching/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/410405635699854

Books:

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Episode 68. Help Your Children Discover the Wonders of Art Museums



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Episode 68 is a rebroadcast of Episode 12 of the Adventures with Grammy Podcast. This episode features Mehreen Tenvir, who is known as Mom at the Museum on Instagram.

This rebroadcast is timely because museums across the United States are opening their doors once again and welcoming visitors despite the ongoing threat of COVID.

A former docent for the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C., Mehreen Tanvir shows us how to turn trips to museums into enjoyable learning adventures for children and adults. She carries a “bag of wonders” with her when she and her children visit a museum, and she reinforces the art they view by reading children’s books written about artists and their art. She says there is a strong correlation between art, music and children’s literature. They also says museum gift shops are her children’s favorite stops.

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Episode 55: A Chat with Author/Illustrator Dori Durbin



 

 

My guest for Episode 55 is author/illustrator Dori Durbin.  Her book series is titles Little Cat Feelings. She has published two picture books in that series: “Little Cat Needs Space” and “Little Cat Feels Left Out.” She will release her third book, a chapter book titled, “Little Cat & Dog’s Birthday Bake: A Recipe in Caring,” February 2, 2022.

The former teacher and fitness instructor lives in Michigan with her husband, son, daughter, three pampered indoor cats, and her old Great Dane.

A few days before our conversation, the Durbins were in Florida for her daughter’s soccer tournament. Before we talked about her books, Dori and I chatted about the trip.

Dori Durbin  https://doridurbin.com

Instagram: https://instagram.com/dori_durbin

Dori Durbin, Author & Illustrator (facebook.com)

Dori Durbin (Author of Little Cat Needs Space) (goodreads.com)

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The books are My Family Tree for children ages 5-12; My Life in Pictures: A Legacy Journal for Teens; and Snap Shots of My Life for adults.


Episode 50. My Country Cousins: a chapter book series for ages 6-10



Welcome to the Adventures with Grammy podcast. I’m your host, Carolyn Berry. Today my guests are Heather and Quinn, the mother and daughter writing team who uses the pen name Heather N. Quinn. They live in Canada, the setting for their newly released book series, My Country Cousins.
The first book in the series is Journey to Juniper Junction
The second book in the series, Adventures at Almosta Farm, will be available next month.
Contact Information:

Email: hello@heathernquinn.com

https://heathernquinn.com

https://instagram.com/heathernquinn

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100065375386968 ok

Mail: Babblegarden Publishing Ltd.,

PO Box 58, Navan Stn. Main, Navan, ON, Canada

K4B 1J3

Heather was born in Scotland but grew up on a hobby farm in Ontario. In 1990, Heather, her husband, and their daughter Quinn moved to a village in England near the city of Chester, the hometown of their main character, Gemma Merriman.
The family returned to Canada when Quinn was ten years old and thoroughly English, which made adjusting to life in Canada a wee bit trying. However, Quinn says, that personal experience makes it easy for her to identify with Gemma’s feelings.
Join Heather, Quinn and me as we discuss Gemma’s quest for adventure and independence.
Before we jump into the interview, I want to share with you information about the fun activity book I have created.
It’s called My Family Tree. It’s a journal. It’s a photo album. It’s a memory keeper. It’s an introduction to the art and science of family history. It does not require a genealogy subscription to use.
Unlike other journals, this journal is a PDF download designed to fit into a three-ring binder, and it provides lots of opportunities to share with your grandchildren in person or online.
I compiled this journal because my older grandchildren have begun to ask me questions about their late grandfather. This journal is their Christmas present. In it I have included pictures of him from the time he was a baby. I have written lots of stories about him, too.
You can learn more about My Family Tree by visiting my website, https://adventureswithgrammy.com.
If you have questions, please send me an e-mail at carolyn@adventureswithgrammy.com


Episode 41. Zen Pig teaches mindfulness



Episode 41 Zen Pig with children’s author Mark Brown

Please join me in welcoming to the podcast Mark Brown, the author of a series of books that feature Zen Pig as the main character.

Zen Pig teaches young readers the importance of gratitude, justice, empathy, compassion, and other soft skills that are important for people of all ages to embrace. Mark initially wrote the first book for his son, Noble. He wanted to ensure his son learned gratitude at an early age – not later in life as he had – and Noble’s behavior and curiosity have inspired the remaining titles.

Admittedly, mindfulness skills often prove challenging for adults to learn, but Mark says Zen Pig demonstrates mindfulness in a straightforward, easy-to-understand manner.

Mark Brown’s vision is for families to enjoy the books and for teachers and school systems to incorporate mindfulness activities into classroom settings on an ongoing basis. To make doing so easy for teachers, Mark and his team have created free lessons plans teachers can download.

www.ZenPigBook.com

https://www.turnkeyteacher.com/

E:mail MarkBrown@ZenPigBook.com

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Episode 39. Engines! With 25 Science Projects for Kids



Episode 39. Engines! With 25 Science Projects for Kids

How does a car move from one place to another? How do cranes lift heavy objects? Readers will learn this and more in Donna McKinney’s latest book, Engines!

From ancient times to now, engines have powered people’s lives. Engines! With 25 Science Projects for Kids invites readers ages 7 to 10 to explore engines and deepen their understanding of the history of engines, what makes them hum, and all the special jobs they do for humans. You’ll even learn a few science jokes!

Hands-on engineering projects include
• Constructing a rubber band heat engine
• Building a milk-carton conveyor belt
• Building a simple electric motor
• Demonstrating pressurized air
• Building a balloon rocket engine and
• Building a magnet-powered car.

The book, as of this podcast date, is available for preorder directly from the publisher and booksellers online and in stores. Links are in the show notes.

The author, Donna B. McKinney, has written almost 20 nonfiction books for children on topics ranging from science and technology to history to sports. Before she wrote for children, she wrote about science and technology topics, including chemistry, space science, and robotics, at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC. She has a BA in English from Campbell University and an MA in Professional Writing and Editing from George Mason University. She lives in North Carolina near her children and four grandchildren.

Donna was a guest on Episode 10 of the podcast and discussed her book about hiking and her trek through all the state parks in North Carolina.

In today’s episode we discuss her latest book and being a grandmother. I’ve even added a snippet from Episode 10 about hiking.

Welcome, Donna. Please tell us more about your new book and a bit about the other books you’ve written.

Nomad Press Inc. https://nomadpress.net/

Social Media: Donna McKinney
Twitter: @donnabmckinney
Instagram: @donnabmckinney

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Episode 38. This Bronx Girl Knew She Could



Episode 38. This Bronx Girl Knew She Could

Life was not easy for the little girl growing up in the Bronx. Alcoholic parents, domestic violence, a learning difference, wrong decisions, infidelity, and depression left Kimberly Yvette Griffin longing for a lifestyle for her and her three children that seemed beyond her reach.

Writing in her journal helped her cope with feeling isolated. It helped when her parents died and again after her son Joey committed suicide.

A harsh reality forged a resolve and transformed this mother of three and grandmother of two into an award-winning publisher, editor, entrepreneur, motivational speaker, podcast host, public health advocate, author of seven children’s books, and founder of a non-profit organization.

My conversation with Kimberly Griffin will begin with a look at the non-profit organization, Support Joey’s Heart, and a discussion about depression. Welcome, Kimberly. Please tell us about Joey and the non-profit that honors his memory.

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https://amazon.com/author/kgriffin68

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Podcast
The Talk Over Podcast

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Bully Magazine
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Episode 35. How to Feed Your Ninjas



Tracy Johnson, the author of How to Feed Your Ninjas, is today’s guest. Her journey began 40 years ago when she was diagnosed with Chron’s Disease. She discovered exercise and a healthy diet eased her symptoms, and for 20 years she has been symptom-free without medication.

Her brother’s diagnosis with a cancer that would not respond to conventional treatment inspired Tracy to research immunotherapy. Grief-stricken with her brother’s refusal to consider changing his diet and his subsequent death, Tracy turned her attention to sharing her message with children.

In addition, she created a nonprofit organization, the by KARRI Project, to create a solid foundation for the physical and emotional health of our future…starting with the very young.

Welcome, Tracy. Please tell our listeners more about your journey and the story of how the Ninjas boost our immune system.

NOTE: Neither Tracy Johnson, nor Carolyn Berry and the Adventures with Grammy Podcast are offering medical advice. The information discussed in this podcast is a discussion of Tracy Johnson’s personal journey. If you have questions about the medical information shared in this episode, or any episode of the podcast, consult your personal physican.

Tracy Johnson, Founder ‘by KARRI Project’
Louisville, CO
www.howtofeedyourninjas.com
www.bykarriproject.org
info@bykarri.org

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Episode 34. Supporting Our Children to Help Them Be Better Parents



This week’s guest is Gramps Jeffrey, a grandfather of six and the author of the children’s book, I Don’t Want to be 3! He also is the author of a business book, The Secrets of Retailing…How to Beat Walmart. He wrote the book to help entrepreneurs and small businesses compete against the big guys. He has written more than 100 articles for the Huffington Post about small businesses, education, the homeless and nonprofit organizations.

Gramps Jeffrey. Welcome to the Adventures with Grammy podcast. Please tell us about your writing journey and why you wrote your children’s book.


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Episode 33. Curly Crew Books Highlight Kids of Color



Episode 33. Curly Crew Books August 18, 2021
Guests: Markita Staples-Green

Markita Staples-Green is the creator of Curly Crew Books – picture books that feature kids of color with curly hair, braids, and colorful beads.

The mother of two young daughters, Markita is passionate about helping babies and young children identify with diverse characters and discover the joy of reading at a young age.

Before embarking on her writing and publishing career, Markita worked in procurement, supply chain management, and marketing for several large corporations, including Ford Motor Company, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, United Airlines, and Adobe. She holds a master’s degree in business administration from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.

To learn more about the books, visit

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https://www.instagram.com/curlycrewbooks/

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