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Comment by barbara craven on January 30, 2011 at 7:45am
BOB I WAS IN A SIMILAR SITUATION . TAKE A BOOK AND READ TO THEM ALL CHILDREN THAT AGE LOVE TO BE READ TO. YEARS LATER WHEN THE KIDS WERE ABLE TO CONTACT ME ON THEIR OWN THEY SAID THEY ALWAYS REMEMBERED THAT. IF YOU GO TO A CHILDREN S BOOK STORE THEY WOULD BE HAPPY TO RECOMMEND ONE FOR CHILDREN THAT AGE, GOOD LUCK.
Comment by Karen on January 30, 2011 at 12:11am
Bob, they don't care what you do, as long as you do it with them. Don't sit back and just watch, find a way to play along with them.
Comment by leslie on January 29, 2011 at 10:56pm
Hi Bob, I suggest you take the boys a little car,( hotwheels or such) and crayons and paper so they can draw where they would like to go in the car and you can suggest different places to go. Draw along with them. My son at four used to make lots of road maps after being exposed to maps and fun places to go. They also will be able to ask you to draw pictures of things they enjoy. I had no talent as an artist but they didn't care. As long as it looked somewhat similar they were happy.  Good luck and keep trying !!
Comment by Bob Stuart on January 29, 2011 at 7:12pm

I hope that it is appopriate to ask for this advice on 'The Coffee Shop'?

 

I am allowed once a month for 1 hour to visit my 2 Grandson's age's 4 and 2 1/2 years at a Worker supervised office in Toronto. I, on my own, have been doing this for 4 months now and although somewhat uncomfortable the visits have gone very well. But I would appreciate helpfull suggestions on 2 aspects of my visits which I enjoy and wish they were more frequent.

1) Any suggestions on what a 70 year old might do to try to interact, entertain, play etc with the 2 boy's or do I just continue to try to talk occassionally with them and essentilly let them play with the toys provided?

2) The last time I visited I brought them a package of 'Gummy Bears' candies suggested by the Shoppers Drugmart Manager. The boy's loved the candies and ate them readily. I heard later that the Worker considered the 'Gummy Bears' inappropriate for the boy's. When I was trying to bring them a special treat and would do nothing to harm them. Apart from bringing them fruit like grapes and strawberries what could I bring them as a treat?

 

Perhaps a silly question but being single, 70 year old and not having been around children for many, many years I thought I would ask the folks at Zoomers 'The Coffee Shop' for possible input.

 

Thank you,

 

Bob Stuart    

Comment by Kathryn M. on January 29, 2011 at 8:42am
Good morning!  As far as Egypt goes...and one would hope, non-involvment by the U.S., let's hope that a lot of pussyfooting..or even treading a light line...goes on!  It is such a potentially volatile situation..and our good neighbour to the South, needs to stay very cool!
Comment by AlandraPalisser on January 29, 2011 at 6:26am
Thanks for explanation, Christine. Sounds as though there's a lot to it. Beyond me, I think :)
Comment by AlandraPalisser on January 29, 2011 at 12:06am
Remains to be seen, I guess. Not much we can do about it, anyway.
Comment by MarilynLou Fraser on January 28, 2011 at 10:56pm
I doubt, based on this evening's news, that it will fizzle out. There are many ordinary citizens protesting.
Comment by AlandraPalisser on January 28, 2011 at 10:50pm
DH seems to think it's serious. Dunno what to think, except for hoping it will fizzle out. I hope Mubarek will go, but it doesn't look as if he will
Comment by AlandraPalisser on January 28, 2011 at 10:47pm
Glad am not the only one who doesn't know what CSS stands for :). Congratulations anyway, Carolyn
 

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