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Episode 70. Skip-Gen RV Cross-Country Road Trip



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Episode 70 of the Adventures with Grammy Podcast is a rebroadcast of Episode 1, which features my sister discussing the skip-gen cross-country trip she and her husband and two grandchildren took in their RV. The first stop on their adventures was the life-size replica of Noah’s Ark in Northern Kentucky not too far from Cincinnati, home of The Ark’s sister museum, the Creation Museum.

Exciting for 2022 is children 10 and under enjoy free admission to the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum, and as long as one adult is in the group, there’s no limit to how many children you can bring for free.

My mother just returned from a bus trip to both museums her Senior Citizens Group sponsored. Mom thoroughly enjoyed her visit. I, too, am looking forward to visiting the Ark.

Please enjoy this episode about traveling with grandchildren.

#arkencounter

#creationmuseum

 

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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:

https://shop.geocaching.com/default/clothing/kids/sean-and-friends-go-geocaching-activity-book.html

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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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https://www.instagram.com/momatthemuseum/

https://naturalhistory.si.edu/
https://www.nga.gov/education/kids.html

#MomattheMuseum

#Smithsonian
#Hirshhornmuseum
#FreerGalleryofArt
#NationalGallery
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#booksforchildren


Episode 65. Music Can Increase Your Child’s Intelligence



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Do you know that playing a musical instrument is the only thing we do that exercises the entire brain at once? When a child learns to play a musical instrument, the entire brain exercises. Music involves the left, right, front and back portions of the brain making music the most powerful brain-building activity. 

Children involved in music are better at reading, writing, math, language arts, spelling, vocabulary, and memorization because music builds the three areas of the brain necessary for learning: auditory cortex, visual/spatial cortex and motor cortex. 

Follow Sharlene Habermeyer, the author of Good Music Brighter Children, to learn more about how music supports these areas of the brain and increases learning. Click here to buy her book. 
Follow her on instagram @GoodParentingBrighterChildren (@goodparentingbc) • Instagram photos and videos

and https://goodparentingbrighterchildren.com/

Read her blog posts about music: Good Music Brighter Children Archives — Good Parenting Brighter Children

 

 


Episode 62. The Autism Dad



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Rob Gorski’s three sons are on the Autism Spectrum. When he first learned about autism, he was angry, bewildered and often felt alone. He poured his thoughts and feelings into a blog he never imagined anyone would read, but they did. In 2020, he launched his podcast … the Autism Dad. Rob is with us today to share his journey, to introduce us to his sons, and to assure families who enter the world of autism they are not alone.

His website is https://listen.theautismdad.com/

App:

Gift Mightier

Books:

It Takes a Village: How to Build a Support System for Your Exceptionaal Needs Family 

by Amy Nielsen

Your Defiant Child: 8 Steps to Better Behavior

by Russell A. Barkely, PhD and Christine M. Benton

Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents

by Russell A. Barkely, PhD

Winning Cooperation from Your Child: A Comprehensive Method to Stop Defiant & Agressive Behavior in Children

by Kenneth Wenning, PhD

BLOGS:

 

Debunked Vaccine Study

https://www.vox.com/2018/2/27/17057990/andrew-wakefield-vaccines-autism-study

https://www.mayoclinichealthsystem.org/hometown-health/speaking-of-health/autism-vaccine-link-debunked

Meltdowns:

Episode 13 How to Handle a Child’s Meltdown with Doug Noll

TV and Film

Tyson’s Run (release 3.11.22) starring Major Dodson, who has autism

Rain Man starring Dustin Hoffman

The Good Doctor starring Freddie Highmore

 

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Episode 60. Hart County: Where Grandparents’ Dreams Come True



Hart County, Ky, is a fascinating destination for grandparents and their grandchildren to spend time. Located in south central Kentucky, you’ll find gently rolling hillsides, underground rivers, caves, ziplines and covered wagons in which to rest your head. It’s a grandparent’s dream come true … a place to make memories with your grandchildren.

Joining me today to share the fun families can expect once they hop off the interstate is Sandra Wilson, the executive director at Hart County Tourist Commission.

Home – Hart County Tourism (kygetaway.com)

 

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Episode 58. Positive Messages are Critical to Raising Healthy Children



 

Ivy Butler loves to snap photographs. He’s done so since his children were little, and he is continuing that tradition with his grandchildren. You can view those images on his Instagram site @thegrandfatherdiary. He and his wife were foster parents to numerous children and adopted the last five, which makes him and his wife the parents of seven children and the grandparents of 13.

The Butler Family is of mixed race and experiences challenges many grandparents face: lack of contact with children and grandchildren, long-distance grandparenting, and grandchildren living with grandparents.

Ivy cherishes his family and enjoys the times with them life affords. Part of his handling life’s challenges so graciously comes through being a certified life coach. He says neuroscience has proven one can rewire his or her brain and change one’s life with new input. Listen to his joy of being a grandfather, the impact Earl Nightingale had on his life, and Ivy’s mission to help others learn the value of positive self-talk and the necessity of positive talk with children.

Instagram:

Ivy Butler (@thegrandfatherdiary) • Instagram photos and videos

Ivy Butler (@ivybutlerofficial) • Instagram photos and videos

Facebook

Ivy Butler | Facebook

References made during the interview:

The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale (quality recording) – YouTube

Dr. Shad Helmstetter

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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.
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Episode 42. Rekindle the magic in your life with the Five Keys of Greatness!



If you ever have found yourself in a dark place devoid of joy and happiness or are unsure of your next step, the award-winning debut novel The Little Book of Greatness by today’s guest, Ari Gunzburg, will resonate with you. It’s the story of David as he sits atop a cliff wondering why his life should go on.

Many have compared The Little Book of Greatness to The Alchemist, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, and The Secret. Unlike those books, Gunzburg says the framework of his book and the five keys of greatness also will resonate with teens who often feel overwhelmed, alone, and unable to handle the pressures they face.

If you, your children, or your grandchildren need to regain confidence, rekindle the magic in your lives, or rediscover a purpose for your lives, join David on his journey as he interacts with five people who help him discover a more fulfilling life.

About Ari Gunzburg

Drawing on many life experiences from his “PhD” in the school of hard knocks, Ari now dedicates his life to helping others using motivational speaking, keynotes, podcasts, youth presentations and more to help share the lessons he has learned and build lives of meaning.

Web Site:

The Little Book Of Greatness

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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

https://www.facebook.com/ZenPigBook/

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Adventures with Grammy has partnered with creatives around the world to introduce you to amazing children’s literature, activities, and adventures. I am thrilled to introduce you to people who are as passionate about their children and grandchildren as I am about mine. I met most of these lovely people through hosting my podcast; others I know from other associations. The bottom line is each of these connections offers something of value to families, so head to the Adventures with Grammy Network and explore!

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