Primrose School of Five Forks Students Celebrate Grandparents Day - Primrose grandparents join their grandchildren at school
The students at the Primrose School of Five Forks honor their eldest family members with a special morning snack and activity to celebrate Grandparents Day.
Grandparents and seniors play an important role in the development of young children. Sharing their wisdom and experiences can connect the generations and promote kindness in many ways. Time spent together will leave meaningful and lasting memories for everyone involved.
Primrose Grandparents were invited to bring a favorite children’s storybook and read to the children, enjoy an art activity and share a special snack with your grandchild.
These days, reserving time for one’s elders is sometimes lost in the shuffle. With grandparents and grandchildren often living far apart – whether because of job transfers, divorce or other causes -- youngsters often don’t have the opportunities to interact and learn from senior citizens, as they would have in times gone by.
While sharing their time, energies and interests with the seniors, children learn from the wisdom of their elders. Both young and old alike enjoy participating in each others lives, and visits with their grandchildren can help dispel the loneliness that is too often part of aging.
“In this youth-focused society, the reality of aging is often hidden and avoided. We believe that children should learn the importance of caring for and helping others and giving back to the community. Our Grandparents Day celebration is designed to involve even the youngest children in a meaningful, hands-on and ongoing way and to teach them
important lessons,” noted Primrose’s Cami Nail.