I love modern technology!
One mouse click and your loved ones are in the living room with you.
The distance between people shortens in a second making the grandchild-grandparents relationship possible to develop even when they are far away from home.
The grandparent-grandchild bond is very important especially for a child's minority language development. The grandparents can help you in your task of multilingual education. Grandchildren can see and talk to the grandparents, share their special moments (for example, Birthdays, New Years, you name it!). Grandparents can always be near your the child from the infancy to the adulthood.
Since the children were born, my video calling usage increased dramatically. My parents help me a lot via Skype. They keep the kids happy and occupied with activities when I am busy preparing a meal or stepping out to get a mail. Both of my kids liked to be soothed to sleep by the grandma while sitting in the swing, it was giving something special to both of them and for me - some free time to do the house errands.
I lost count of how many evenings the grandparents were watching after and reading a bed story to the older kid, while I was feeding and putting to sleep the little one.
My parents talk, read, sing, play musical instruments via Skype.
Do not underestimate what your parents or relatives can do for you from far away. Try to connect with them more often using video calling.
You might also like:
Raising a Bilingual Child : Setting Your Priorities From The Start.
Check out Kids' Radio Stations from around the world!
9 Steps of Raising a Bilingual Child Successfully. How to Start So You Don't Feel Giving It Up Halfway Through.
Are you a multilingual family and looking for a playdate in your language? Click here to find it now!