Camp Grandma by Marianne Waggoner Day Review

I received an ARC of Camp Grandma from BookSparks as part of my very first Pop Up Book Tour with them and I'm super excited to share my thoughts on this amazing book! 

Although I'm far from being a grandmother, (my youngest being 1), this is a great book for everyone to read. Mothers, aunts, teachers can all benefit from something in this book. Seriously, it's AMAZING!

We often think of a grandparent as a "babysitter" but the author suggest the role of a grandparent goes way beyond that.  They are in fact role models, teachers, historians, story tellers, confidants, mentors, as well as example of how to love and be love. Isn't it great? With all the goal settings and activities described in the book, Grandparents can have an influence on helping their grandchildren become the adults they want to become. 

My kids have great relationships with both their grandmothers and I have to agree with the author that multigenerational distance can give grandparents a different and valuable perspective to the one from parents. They come back from a day with their grandmothers and they are proud to tell us everything they did together and learned. To me, that's priceless. 

When I first received the book and skimmed through, I thought it went a bit overboard with some of the activities. I mean, make a resumé with a five year old? BUT, upon reading, I thought it was actually genius! Kids thrive on structure and Camp Grandma is built in a way that helps the author's grandchildren learn skills that will serve them later in life. She helps them set goals and agendas as well as talk about their expectations.
Overall, Camp Grandma is a fabulous read a truly enjoyed and I will be sharing it with others.
Camp Grandma is set to be published on May 7th.

My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Here's a quick synopsis:
Warm cookies and milk are still okay, but what if they came with a workshop on goal setting or writing a business plan for the school year? Camp Grandma is full of innovative ideas that Marianne Waggoner Day, a highly successful businesswoman who became a committed and dedicated grandmother, modified from her working life in an effort to connect with her grandchildren. Along the way, she realized that in teaching her grandchildren, she in turn was learning some unexpected and invaluable lessons from them.

Here, Day offers a new and refreshing perspective on grandparenting. Readers will be introduced to a compelling, sometimes humorous, and totally unexpected twist on a role people often take for granted—as well as enter into the larger societal conversation we should be having about the possibilities and value of grandparenting and how the women’s movement has reinvigorated and reshaped women’s approach to being grandmothers.

Full of ideas and creative ways for grandparents to help their grandchildren grow strong, think critically, and have fun all at the same time, Camp Grandma reveals the importance of grandparenting and the value of passing on traditions, knowledge, and wisdom to the new generation. Babysitter? Not even close. (Reference : Goodreads)

Happy reading,

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