07/15/2014 10:49 am ET

7 Tips For Playing With Your Grandkids

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If you are spending part of your time in the company of grandchildren, take the time to honor your grandchild’s imagination and grow his or her creative thinking. As an “elder” of your “tribe,” you have the wisdom that comes from the long view. And the good news is that neuroscience now shows that many things we know from experience are indeed really important to growing young minds. Use these knowings to create meaningful, valuable and fun-filled activities this summer. Here are a few essentials:

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