Monday, 2 September 2013

GRANDPARENTS' DAY in USA - 8th September

Grandparents' Day is celebrated on 8th September 2013 in the US and 6th October 2013 in the UK.

"Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. 
Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children."
Alex Haley

Welcoming the grandchildren!
Grandparents are important to children in so many ways. They have patience and time when parents are often busy. They have stories to tell and interesting games to play. They are also good for treats and spoiling, which we all need from time to time!

In America, National Grandparents Day was proclaimed in 1978 by President Jimmy Carter at the instigation of a housewife from West Virginia, Marian McQuade.

In the UK, some people are now beginning to celebrate Grandparent's Day too!

According to the National Grandparents Day website, the aim of National Grandparents Day is:
  • To honour grandparents
  • To give grandparents an opportunity to show love for their children's children
  • To help children become aware of the strength, information and guidance older people can offer.

"Grandmas and Grandpas are everything nice.
Like presents and candy and raspberry ice.
And chocolate fudge sundaes, with cherries on top.
And popcorn and peanuts and grape soda pop.
In winter or summer, in rain or in sun,
Grandmas and Grandpas are wonderful fun!"

Grandparents and children laughing


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