Grandparents can play an important role in the lives of their grandchildren whether they live near or far. Fun and memorable activities don’t have to cost a lot of money; it’s the time shared together that is valuable. There are many things you can do to create and nurture the grandparent-grandchild bond. You can share something as simple as reading together. A feeling of closeness develops when your grandchild is sitting on your lap or next to you sharing a special book. Write a special letter to your grandchildren with a favorite memory of time spent together. Share your feelings about the day they were born. For an older grandchild that may be struggling with a challenge, share something that you struggled with and how you handled it. And of course there’s always the three words that no child tires of hearing: I love you.