Reading to kids – so important – as is Cooking with Kids! With Handel’s Water Music for accompaniment!


I love to read to my grandchildren. Above are Noah and Gabriel listening while I am reading to their big brothers.

Jack taught himself to read at 4. He is reading at 2nd grade level now – at 5. I am sure it has to do with the fact that all his grandparents and parents read to him and his brothers all the time – at least two or three times a day. I do download a LOT of books onto my IPAD – its so easy. And the children LOVE my IPAD so this way they can point to the book and feel like its a game. SO much fun for us all. Of course listening to music – classical music – is what we do ALL the time – so its on all day long. This time we were listening to Handel’s Water Music. Give it a try yourself!

Of course there was a great meal cooking while all this was happening – a crock pot meal that is easy and fast!

Chicken Crock Pot:


1 chicken, cut up and skinned
1/3 cup hoisin sauce*
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup plum sauce*
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
3 tablespoons cornstarch


Put all the ingredients into the crockpot – cook on low for 6 hours. Serve with rice or noodles. YUM! Could that be any easier? Here I am reading to Jack ( right) and Jonah ( left) while our yummy dinner is cooking.


About Grandma

I have reinvented myself many times during my life -teacher, lawyer, business woman, CEO, Entrepreneur, Board member, Professor, Mom, Wife, Farmer, Chef, Musician, Author and now my best role of all - Grandma to multiple grandchildren, grandnephews and nieces worldwide.
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