Discover the secrets to virtually connecting with little ones!
About Virtual Grandma
In Virtual Grandma, Hillhouse shares the secrets to engaging and connecting with fidgety little ones over video-chat, with activities like…
Taking them on “virtual tours” of your house, including the toy box
Making simple, narrated videos of “Preschooler Passion Points,” like trash collection day
Getting a little one to “virtually feed” you during mealtimes
Leading a basic toddler-friendly cooking lesson
Virtual Grandma is the perfect new grandma gift – order one for your next baby shower!
TODAY SHOW AUSTRALIA
Alison spoke about Virtual Grandma on Today Show Australia
NEXT AVENUE, A PBS SITE
September 13, 2017
When Charlie was 2 1/2, his “Gaga” gave him a cooking lesson. They both wore chef hats, poured and mixed corn muffin batter, then popped baking trays into the oven. Charlie, now 4, was enthralled. Afterwards, he turned to his mother, Alison Hillhouse, vice president of youth culture and trends at MTV....
August 3, 2017
Technology has made it simpler than ever to stay connected to faraway family and friends. Whether it’s chatting with grandma in Ohio or checking in with the kids while you’re traveling, using apps like FaceTime and Google Hangouts is a breeze for long-distance banter. That is, if you can keep your kids engaged on the other end—it’s the one time you actually want your tykes glued to the screen.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Alison Hillhouse is a culture and trends researcher, and leads youth research at MTV. She was inspired by her creative mother, “Gaga,” to write this simple guide. Hillhouse tells stories of Gaga’s adventures in FaceTime with grandson Charlie to inspire others looking to spend more “virtual time” with their beloved little ones.
Hillhouse studied at the University of Virginia. She was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and now lives outside of New York City with her husband, Greg, 6-year-old Charlie, 2-year old Theo and 10-month old Henry.
Gaga and St. Patrick's Parade
Sleepy Hollow, NY