Butterfly Kisses for Grandma and Grandpa received the Mom’s Choice Awards gold medal and an IPPY Awards silver medal.

Emily loves to visit Grandma and Grandpa. Like most grandchildren, she is showered with affection and enjoys the freedom to eat sweets, stay up late, and help Grandma in the garden. When Emily’s visit with her grandparents ends, she’s saddened by thoughts of missing them. To comfort her, Grandma gives Emily a book that teaches her to use her imagination, memory, and natural surroundings to help her feel close when they are apart. In a surprising role reversal, Emily comforts Grandma by sharing her own secrets for staying close.
Alayne Kay Christian
Award-Winning Children's Book Author
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Following are three videos about Butterfly Kisses for Grandma and Grandpa. The first one introduces the second video, which offers demonstrations for parents and teachers. Alayne and Elle show you how to engage younger children by using interactive sounds and motions as the book is being read. In the final video, Alayne talks about how Butterfly Kisses for Grandma and Grandpa can be used to help children cope when they are missing their long-distance loved ones, divorced parents, military family members, or loved ones who have died.
This next video offers demonstrations for parents and teachers. Alayne and Elle show you how to engage younger children by using interactive sounds and motions as the book is being read.
In this final video, Alayne talks about how Butterfly Kisses for Grandma and Grandpa can be used to help children cope when they are missing long-distance loved ones, divorced parents, military family members, or loved ones who have died.
Butterfly Kisses for Grandma and Grandpa is available in bookstores, libraries, and Amazon.com. It is also available at Follett Library Resources.
For more information on Butterfly Kisses for Grandma and Grandpa,visit butterflykissesgrandparents.com
Alayne is available for school and library visits and speaking or readings at special events.



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For more tips, some art projects and activities to do with your child to help them connect with those they miss, and Alayne's story Making Peace with Being a Long-Distance Grandparent, visit butterflykissesgrandparents.com
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