All the Little Snowflakes by Cindy Jin

Weekly Trip to the Library

All the Little Snowflakes celebrates winter in this rhyming board book featuring die-cut snowflakes on every page! It is a wintry celebration full of snow and all things that sparkle, this novelty board book reminds us that everyone is one of a kind -— just like each special snowflake that falls from the sky.

After reading this board book to your Nanny Kids make some paper, cotton swab, and coffee filter snowflakes.

You can purchase your own copy of this book by clicking the title of the book in this article.


All the Little Snowflakes

Brussel Sprouts with Cranberries

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I love everything cranberry. I also love brussel sprouts. So adding the bright red berry to this vegetable side dish both looks and tastes great. If you cook for your Nanny Family they will ask for this side dish again and again.

You Will Need:

1 pound brussels sprouts, de-stemmed and halved
⅔ cup fresh cranberries
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
Olive oil
Salt and pepper
⅓ cup gorgonzola cheese, crumbled (optional)

What to Do:

1. Heat skillet with drizzling of olive oil over medium heat.

2. Season brussel sprouts with salt and pepper and combine with cranberries in skillet. Cook sprouts and cranberries for 8-10 minutes, until berries begin to burst and sprouts become tender.

3. Add balsamic vinegar and maple syrup. Stir to coat and remove from heat.m

4. Top with gorgonzola and serve (optional).

Coffee Filter Snowflakes

Creative Wednesdays My Nanny Kids have had tons of fun cutting out paper snowflakes this winter. So we tried using coffee filters instead of paper this week and we loved the results. Google for paper snowflakes and coffee filter templates online for good ideas to help make snowflakes. But let the kids just explore cutting […]

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The Story of Snow by Mark Cassino and John Nelson

Weekly Trip to the Library The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter’s Wonder answers questions we all want answered such as how do snow crystals form? What shapes can they take? Are no two snow crystals alike? These questions and more are answered inside this exploration of the science of snow, featuring photos of […]

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One-Pot Chicken Chorizo

Cooking for Families I like to choose one-pot meals to make for my Nanny Family. One pot means less washing and clean up. The chorizo in this recipe adds a nice spice for the parents but I left the spicy sausage off of the children’s chicken pieces. You Will Need: Coconut oil, for greasing and […]

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Q-Tip Snowflakes

Creative Wednesdays A winter time favorite is cutting Q-Tips to make beautiful, unique snowflakes. It is a good project for school aged children. I typically cut up a lot of Q-tips before getting started but older kids love to cut them up themselves. Here is what you’ll need to get started. You Will Need: Blue […]

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10 Children’s Books About the Pandemic

Weekly Trip to the Library Tonight, Tuesday, January 12 I will be discussing children’s books with Rebecca Pearcy for the US Nanny Association. Below is a reference sheet that will be mentioned in the discussion about children’s books that discuss the pandemic. There are actually dozens of great books discussing everything about the pandemic from […]

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10 Children’s Books Web Sites

Access to Children’s During Pandemic This Tuesday, January 12 at 8 EST / 7 CST I will discuss the importance of using children’s books for nannies with Rebecca Pearcy for the US Nanny Association at https://m.facebook.com/usnannyassociation/ Below is a resource list of children’s books web sites that will be discussed during our conversation. During the […]

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“Curious About Snow” by Gina Shaw

Weekly Trip to the Library In Curious About Snow this 8-inch by 8-inch non-fiction book answers the most basic questions about snow. When does it snow? Why is snow white? How do we know no two snowflakes are alike? (Hint: the proof is in the photographs, first made in the 1890s). With full-color photographs and […]

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Easy Artisan Bread

Cooking with Kids This No-Knead Bread is an artisan-style bread that’s done in three hours from start to finish. This is an easy bread recipe -– you don’t even need a mixer. With only four ingredients (flour, yeast, salt, and water), you can make a bakery-quality, soft, homemade bread. You Will Need: 1 1/2 cups […]

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