How to Use Online Games and Activities to Connect to Grandchildren

Technology doesn’t have to drive family members apart: it can also bring generations together. My latest post for The Wall Street Journal, featured in today’s Encore Report, spells out how grandparents can embrace online activities to get closer to their grandchildren. For example:

Online games: Games such as “Draw Something” and “Words With Friends” are popular among adults and children. Even children who are barely reading can enjoy the mobile versions of multiplayer games like “Ticket To Ride” and “Carcassonne.” Many have a chat function, and so give you a way of exchanging short messages along with your game play. The latest iPhone messaging app places such games within text messaging, which can be a good way of inserting yourself into grandchildren’s texting habits. You’re much more likely to hear from them regularly if you stay in touch via text rather than email.

Read the full story in The Wall Street Journal.

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