Category Archives: Activities and Resources

Intergenerational History Lessons–Guest Post

Guest blogger Joanne Corrigan tells how olders are sharing rich history lessons in an intergenerational setting. Many thanks to Joanne for this inspirational way to use Positive Aging picture books! When I discovered Lindsey McDivitt’s website, I was so excited! … Continue reading

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Late Bloomer: Guest post by author Vivian Kirkfield

A Leap of Faith: How jumping from a plane jump-started my writing career As a teenager, I was a huge Beatles fan. One of my favorite songs was When I’m 64. And for me, when I was 64, the course … Continue reading

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Jo MacDonald Hiked in the Woods

By Mary Quattlebaum; illustrated by Laura J. Bryant (Dawn Publications 2013;     ages 1-4) Dawn Publications has been “Connecting Children and Nature since 1979” and the Jo MacDonald series of picture books definitely fits that mission. Far fewer children grow … Continue reading

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A Grandparents Day Gift that Keeps on Giving

It’s Grandparents Day—would you care to give something more valuable than a greeting card? Perhaps you are a grandparent yourself and contemplating the type of recognition you’d appreciate? Maybe like me—that sweet, special status is something you long for—someday… I’m … Continue reading

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A Recipe for Sparking Conversations between the Generations: Little Free Libraries!

A.) Refurbish one funky cabinet using creativity and found objects         B.) Add FREE books C.) Place in a community setting in need of said books… D.) Encourage interaction between young and old If the books you … Continue reading

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12 to Share–Celebrations and Challenges at A is for Aging

I’m celebrating an anniversary—I just passed the one year marker of blogging on Positive Aging picture books. Woot! I’m one year older and wiser (how about you?) and I’m feeling more positive about the representation of aging in picture books … Continue reading

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Little Free Libraries and Positive Aging Picture Books

Have you noticed? There’s a new phenomenon sweeping the world and it’s related to books! Real books. Lots of books. Free books. Perhaps it’s landed on a street near you? Little Free Libraries are cropping up everywhere—small boxes of great … Continue reading

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It Jes’ Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw

Bill Traylor first picked up a pencil to draw at the age of 85 and people of all ages stopped to admire his drawings as he worked on the street. Award winning author Don Tate illuminates the hardscrabble life of … Continue reading

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Six Great Ways to Celebrate Grandparents Day (that don’t involve greeting cards)

I’m not sure how you feel, but the waning days of summer always hit me with a zillion regrets—the picnics not packed, the flowers not planted, the lakes where I never even dipped a toe. Well, I’m here to save … Continue reading

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Review of “My Abuelita”—a Grandparent raising her Grandchild

In My Abuelita, by Tony Johnston, a young boy lives with his grandmother and from the first page he tells us how much he loves her. Also, from the beginning he tells us Abuelita loves her work, and we follow … Continue reading

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