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Four New 2022 Grandparent Picture Books!
Long distance grandparents, blended families, LGBTQ+ grandparents and grandparents raising grandchildren—all are contemporary issues affecting modern day kids. It’s so affirming to see them all represented in AgePositive ways in new picture books. Here I share four new picture books … Continue reading
How Old Am I? Picture Book Review
Finally—a Children’s Book about Aging! This is a fascinating and important picture book. I highly recommend How Old Am I? and commend the publisher, author Julie Pugeat, and illustrator–photographer JR. It’s not easy convincing publishers that children are interested in … Continue reading
Late Bloomer interview: Author Dionna Mann
***Late Bloomers are guest blog posts at A is for Aging—sharing thoughts and insights from individuals who have launched notable creative efforts in the arts in their Third Age.*** Today we have a delightful interview of late blooming children’s author … Continue reading
Posted in Late Bloomers, Resources for Writers Tagged Bloggers, Creativity, Late Bloomers, Life stages, Mentors, Positives of aging, Resources, Women, Work for hire, Writing Comments Off on Late Bloomer interview: Author Dionna Mann
7 Positive Things Picture Books Can Teach Us about Aging
(Note: I’m celebrating a “blogiversary” with a book giveaway! “A is for Aging” was birthed back in 2013, to zero fanfare! 😉 Along the way I’ve collaborated with Sandra L. McGuire Ph.D. on resources on the website. And in 2022 … Continue reading
Posted in Articles, Especially For Teachers, Resources for Writers, The Basics Tagged Ageism, Articles, Diversity, Experts, Positives of aging, Research, Resources, Stereotypes 14 Comments
Interview of Sandra McGuire Ph.D. at A is for Aging
I’m pleased to share a brief interview of Dr. Sandra L. McGuire, who has been an invaluable advisor to this blog and website at A is for Aging, B is for Books for a number of years. Dr. McGuire created … Continue reading
Posted in Articles, Especially For Teachers, Interviews Tagged Ageism, Education, Experts, Lists, Positives of aging, Research, Resources, Role models, Sandra L. McGuire Ph.D., Stereotypes 4 Comments
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
Posted in Activities and Resources, Especially For Teachers, guest posts Tagged Activities, Bloggers, Education, History, Intergenerational, Legacy, Resources, Serving Seniors Comments Off on Intergenerational History Lessons–Guest Post
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
Posted in Activities and Resources Tagged Ageism, Grandparents, Research, Resources, Stereotypes Comments Off on A Grandparents Day Gift that Keeps on Giving
Betsy’s Day at the Game—Author Interview of Greg Bancroft
Betsy’s Day at the Game–Interview of author Greg Bancroft By Greg Bancroft; illustrated by Katherine Blackmore Mighty Media Press, 2013; ages 6-10 Betsy and her grandpa revel in baseball in the picture book Betsy’s Day at the Game. “In the … Continue reading
Posted in Book Reviews for Ages 6-9 Tagged Activities, Education, Grandparents, Intergenerational, Legacy, Men, Mentors, Resources, Skills, sports 10 Comments
Butterfly Kisses for Grandma and Grandpa: An A is for Aging Book Review
When I imagine grandparent-hood, I think of the sweetness of regular interactions with a young child dear to my heart. But in reality, like the granddaughter and grandparents in Butterfly … Continue reading
Posted in Book Reviews, Book Reviews for Ages 3-6, Book Reviews for Ages 6-9 Tagged Challenges, Creativity, Grandparents, Long Distance, Men, Nature, Resources, Women 4 Comments
Award Winning Picture Books!
Not long ago I discovered an award that is given every two years for “the positive portrayal of older adults in books for kids.” An organization called AGHE (or Association for Gerontology in Higher Education) has awarded this honor … Continue reading
Posted in Book Reviews, Book Reviews for Ages 6-9, Especially For Teachers Tagged Grandparents, Intergenerational, Legacy, Men, Mentors, Positives of aging, Resources, Retirement, Role models, Values, Wisdom Comments Off on Award Winning Picture Books!