Tagged Little kids

Happy Chanukah!

A New Jersey family marks the holiday each year with lights, cookies, and a party in honor of a long-lost matriarch.

Happy Halloween!

Thanks to Craig and Tina Abernethy of San Diego for submitting this shot of themselves with their granddaughter, Calla, on Halloween last year.

What if every classroom had a grandparent?

Kids need love. Grandparents are good at giving it. That’s why an army of them is being recruited to serve in the public schools of Syracuse, New York, where too many students have been getting suspended and too few have been graduating.

Long live Gan-Gan!

Photographer Annie Leibovitz recently shot this portrait of Queen Elizabeth, who just turned 90, with her five great-grandchildren and two youngest grandchildren.

The best picture books about spring

I spent the final weeks of winter reading all the picture books I could find about spring. Here are my favorites. They’re simple, they’re deep, and they’re as gorgeous as the season.

Grandparents matter. Here’s how.

Grandparents matter in profound, enduring, and sometimes unexpected ways. That’s what I learned from these recordings, which were made by three American families for the oral history project StoryCorps.

Help a child to wonder

It’s not important that children know about nature, Rachel Carson believed; what matters is that they delight in it. But they won’t unless they’re shown the way, she warned.

Storytime in Paris

Mary Cassatt painted this portrait of her mother, nephew, and nieces on a family vacation near Paris in the summer of 1880.

Meet the First Grandmother

“It’s important to remember the White House is such a bizarre place,” says the author of a recent book on the Obamas. “I think Mrs. Robinson acts as a calming presence.”