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Happy Valentines Day week. Happy Presidents Month and MLK Month and more. February definitely has a lot going on in it. I thought I’d share some cute Valentines ideas and pictures you can print and enjoy with your grandkids.
And over the next month or so, I’ll be sharing a special project my grandkids and I will be enjoying – with plenty of fun in an educational sort of way. My fave. 🙂
Cute Valentines Ideas for the Grandkids
I do enjoy Valentine smiles with my grandkids, whether we live nearby or are long distance. Here are some cute cut-out and coloring pages for fun or for Valentines for y’all to enjoy together this week and beyond.
Ey Disease, Braille, and More Cute Valentines Ideas
While chatting with one of my beloved senior relatives, she told me how she was doing. Overall she is doing well, but she is definitely working through tough challenges. One of those is macular degeneration, which my sweet dad also developed. Her eyesight has reached a point where if she stood close to me, she might not recognize me. Til I talked. 🙂 For years, my senior mom and I have enjoyed picking out fun musical greeting cards for her to enjoy for just that reason. If she couldn’t see them, she could enjoy hearing them. This year, we sent her a Valentine card that said, “Here’s a Pizza My Heart” and it played the traditional song that always makes you think of pizza. 😉
Later, I was sharing fun and cheesy Valentine riddles with one of my grandkids. Then I told her a bit what this beloved senior was going through and how glad I was she was getting Braille books to enjoy. I also shared how proud I am of her for learning Braille in her 80s! I was surprised when my sweet grandchild asked me what Braille was.
You know me. I immediately ordered some books for them about blindness, Braille, and guide dogs and am looking forward to reading them together. I also discovered there are a couple of cute apps for kids to help them learn Braille. Even if they don’t need to know it, it’s a fun way to learn about it. And if they did learn it, all the better. Especially with many of the leading causes of blindness diseases that usually occur in seniors such as macular degeneration, cataracts, and glaucoma. Speaking of glaucoma, here is one of 4 infographics I shared for Glaucoma Month this year. It is full of great reminders for us to take good care of our eyes on a regular basis.
I’ll share the list of books and apps in the next few weeks and let you know if they were hits or misses. 🙂 In the meantime, have a great Valentines Day and do be sure to visit your eye doctor regularly.
If you are reading this on your computer, you may have noticed a slight tweak to the column pictures with a new Scripture verse picture. For those using smart phones, you might not be able to see it so I thought I’d share it here as well. Technically we are still in winter and some of you may be getting new snow weather forecasts. However, here in the Sacramento area of California, we are having spring-like weather with the sun shining, birds singing, and daffodils popping up all over. Even if winter resumes, I think this Scripture picture will still be a sweet encouragement for all of us that spring will spring eventually. 🙂