Forget the Phone! 16 Creative Ways to Stay in Touch With Faraway Family

No family nearby? No problem! Your kids can still bond with Nana, Gramps and the whole extended clan thanks to these stay-close strategies. (15 Photos)

Patty Onderko on Oct 25, 2012 at 12:03AM

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Forget the Phone! 16 Creative Ways to Stay in Touch With Faraway Family

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Make a Photo Album for Your Baby

Create a photo album just for your baby (a soft- or cloth-covered one is best) with pictures of all the special people in her life, near and far. Let it be the book you “read” to her every night so that even if she only sees Nana in person a few times a year, she’ll recognize her face and know that she’s someone special who loves her. Display photos around the house too, so that your loved ones faces are a regular part of daily life.

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