by Julia DeKorte | 28 Nov 2022
Mary Kay Morrison’s Legacy of Laughter is helpful, heartwarming, and everything a grandparent could need in guiding them to having fun and learning with their grandchild. The book is split into nine informational chapters and a playbook at the end: a compilation of different games, activities, and ways to connect based on the stage of development of your grandchild.
The first nine chapters that comprise the guide half of the book truly set grandparents up for success, with tips, advice, and information about how to be the best companion to a grandchild. Morrison touches on everything from the importance of humor and playing outside to preparing the home for a safe and happy grandchild visit to how to navigate discipline. Any question, concern, or curiosity will be answered in these comprehensive chapters.
The playbook is broken up by developmental stage, beginning with birth to two years all the way through high school to adult. Each section has information about how a child matures during each stage, and how to play in a way that develops and nurtures new skills. Morrison gives suggestions of literacy activities, games, music and drama, and arts and crafts that correlate to each age group. With this playbook, there are endless ways to play, connect, and laugh with your grandchild.
Everything about this book is playful, from the curly font used to the author’s voice. Morrison also incorporates personal photos of her own family, artwork created by her grandchildren, and personal anecdotes and tips she calls “LOL Magic.” Legacy of Laughter is the perfect gift for grandparents… especially with the holiday season fast approaching!
Film Review: The Toys That Made Us, Season 1
TOMY's Design Director Erez Bar Am: Always in Start-Up Mode
Book Review: The Fun Habit by Michael Rucker
Glass Toys +Venice + VDP
Brian Goldner Reminds Us: How Do We Want to be Remembered?
Ric Scott: Growing Up with Monkeys: The Winding Road That Sparked a 20+ Year Career in Toy Development
Create the Space
Creative Fold Announces Edoardo Kulp has Joined as Director of Business Development and Co-Owner
Networking Knowledge Events the Bloom Report About POP Search POP lego_toys_img AWARD-WINNING EDUCATIONAL TOY COMPANIES – LEARNING RESOURCES, EDUCATIONAL INSIGHTS, AND HAND2MIND – BRING LEARNING TO LIFE WITH $1.7M IN PHILANTHROPIC AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT IN
Randy Klimpert Shares his Ukulele Collection
Steve Casino Peanut Art
Everyone's Talking about POP!
Princess Etch - a Multi-Talented Etch A Sketch Artist
Joseph Herscher of Joseph' s Machines.
Ed Gartin is... the Evel Knievel of Inventor Relations!
Hidden Role: The Brains Behind your Favorite Games - Matt Leacock talks Game Design...
Nicholas and Rebecca are BlueMatter Games!
Tanya Thompson is Hasbro's Game Scout!
Matt Nuccio took over the "Family Business"... of Toys!
POPDuo: Richard Dickson, Mattel’s President & COO, and Kedar Narayan, Young Inventor Challenge AMB
POPDuo: Will Shortz and Josh Wardle
POP Duo: Elan Lee, Co-Founder, Exploding Kittens.and Jeff Probst, Host and Exec Producer, Survivor
POP Duo: David Fuhrer, MNG Director, Blue Sq Innovations & Shawn Green, past Dodgers & Mets MLB Star
POP Duo: Bob Fuhrer, Founder, Nextoy and Tom Fazio, Golf Course Designer
Toy Inventors--The Heart and Soul of the Industry
Brian Turtle: 'Endless' Stories, Advice, Kevin Bacon and More! tBR Person of the Week
Jonathan Levy on Jon2.0 - from Co-Founding Mastermind Toys to Spin Master
Andrew Perlmutter's Journey from Glencoe to Funko with Crazy Ideas that turned out Golden
Tait & Lily, Inventors of Betcha Can't!