Reading Room

My best friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.
Abraham Lincoln

Reading with our grandchildren offers a shared journey into worlds of learning, joy, and adventure. When you read together, wherever you are, you will experience what numerous research studies have demonstrated: reading to and with your grandchildren deepens your bonds with them and strengthens their social, emotional, and character development. The Jewish Grandparents Network, in partnership with the Association of Jewish Libraries, welcomes you to the Reading Room.

Explore more about the multiple benefits of reading to children.

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Sandcastle Secrets

Have you ever built a sandcastle that got washed away by a wave? How did you feel when you saw it fall? What secrets can we learn from a sandcastle? This story, reprinted from the book When All You’ve Ever Wanted Isn’t Enough, serves as a…

Reading Nooks

Any activity that strengthens the relationship between grandparents and grandchildren instills the Jewish value of chaveirut. Through our interactions, we teach our grandchildren how to interact with others, be kind (chesed), share, take turns, and have fun together. Reading together is a wonderful way to…

100 Best Jewish Children’s Books…And How to Read Them to Children

There is great joy in reading to our grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and other young family members. But what books should we choose? And how can we make the reading experience more enjoyable and meaningful for both the listener and the reader? The Jewish Grandparents Network…

Reading with Your Grandchildren

Do you remember reading to your children? When you were a child, do you remember an adult reading to you? Probably you do. Cozying up with a good book and sharing that experience with someone you love is a feeling we long remember. But reading…