Play and leisure time shared between grandparents and grandchildren brings benefit to both

Research by the University of Concordia, published in Family Relations: Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Family Studies suggests that there are significant benefits to be obtained.

Grandparents often use such get-togethers as opportunities to teach, mentor and pass on legacies. "They share family histories, personal experiences and life lessons,"  "They pass on family values, traditions and stressed the importance of family cohesion.  In return, some grandparents learned about email, video-conferencing or technology through their grandchildren to stay connected with them.

Occasions that typically brought generations together included vacations, holiday celebrations, cooking, shopping and gardening.