Tip: Invite grandchildren to plan your day together

Post photographs or pictures of local places to visit or shop on the refrigerator or on a piece of paper and ask grandchildren to choose where they would like to go. Prepare a day schedule using the pictures in sequential order so children can anticipate the timelines for activities. If your grandchild is sensitive to being in crowds, plan to go early or on days when you can predict that fewer people will be there.