The unique relation called ‘Grandparents’, who form children’s first interaction with society outside of the immediate unit of their parents, also serve as great role models and influences, providing a sense of cultural heritage and family history. Grandparents provide their grandkids with love, have their best interests at heart, and can make them feel safe. Many also spend lots of time playing with and reading to kids.
Such dedicated attention only improves a child’s developmental and learning skills. Many grandparents have hobbies or special skills — such as knitting, woodworking, or cooking — that they’d love to pass on to their grandchildren. The presence of Grandparents thus encourages a child’s healthy development.
The contributions that grandparents make to a child’s schooling are immeasurable. As you know, many grandparents are highly involved in their grandkids’ schooling. They drop-off and pick-up their grandchildren, they attend school sporting events and performances and many volunteer their time to assist with reading activities or with the canteen.
We, at Nahar International School, acknowledge the role of grandparents and the special relationship they share with their grandchildren.
This unique relationship was celebrated by NIS on Thursday, 30 July 2015 as ‘Grandparents Day’ with the intention of encouraging children to think about the value of grandparents in their life and to express their gratitude by spending time with them on Grandparents Day.