Book Review of Violent Video Game Effects on Children and Adolescents

Weekly Trip to the Library for Nannies and Au Pairs Violent Video Game Effects on Children and Adolescents: Theory, Research, and Public Policy By Craig Anderson Last week we commented on the International Nanny Association press release stating they do not support the violent video game Dante’s Inferno that portrays a “Bad Nanny “that kills […]

Casting Call for Nannies

The web site Reality Wanted has posted a casting call for nannies from Pink Sneakers Productions. Pink Sneakers Productions are seeking nannies who want to be on TV. Applicants will interview with an expecting couple who will be hiring a nanny. No gags, swapping families, or competitions – just parents-to-be who need a nanny. Applicants […]

What are the Kids Being for Halloween?

Many nannies have been emailing Be the Best Nanny Newsletter asking what children are wearing for Halloween costumes. We don’t know. So we welcome nannies and au pairs to send us photos of their charges wearing their costumes. Obama Hundred Dollar BillTo the left is the most createive Halloween costume we received so far. The […]

Making Candy Apples for Nannies and Au Pairs

You will need: Firm apples Large Popsicle sticks or wooden skewers Corn syrup (1/2 cup) Sugar (2 cups) Water (3/4 cup) Additional toppings listed below 1. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray the foil with cooking spray. 2. Poke Popsicle sticks or cinnamon sticks through the top of firm applies. Place the […]

Halloween Recipes for Au Pairs and Nannies

Cute Meatball Bugs We made these little meatball bugs using Pillsbury biscuits. Purchase a can of Pillsbury original biscuits, 20 frozen cooked meatballs (or turkey meatballs), and raisins. 1. We preheated the oven to manufacturer’s directions. Then we sprayed a large cookie sheet with cooking spray. (You can line the cookie sheet with aluminum foil […]

Halloween Decorations for Nannies and Au Pairs

Halloween Garland It is easy to make Halloween garland to decorate a playroom. We used typical 8-1/2 by 11 inch construction paper. For the ghost we used white paper, for the pumpkin we used orange paper, and you can use black paper for a bat or witch’s hat if you like. 1. First we placed […]

Children’s Halloweeen Books

Weekly Trip to the Library for Nannies and Au PairsThe Legend of Spookley the Square PumpkinBy Joe Troiano I love books that come with a CD and so do children. Spookley the square pumpkin is different. He delivers a special message of tolerance and self-acceptance that’s just right for Halloween and every day of the […]

INA is Right to Speak Out Against Dante’s Inferno

“Bad Nanny” is Bad Image for Nannies Be the Best Nanny Newsletter supports the International Nanny Association (INA) for speaking out against the new violent video game, Dante’s Inferno which features a baby killing achievement, or trophy, called “Bad Nanny.” The “Bad Nanny” achievement requires gamers to kill 1,000 un-baptized children. The INA said:“INA feels […]

Age Appropriate Halloween DVD’s for Nannies and Au Pairs

Little tots are scared of the dark, haunted houses, and scary movies on Halloween. But, you can view fun Halloween movies with little kids too. Some great classic Halloween movies for little kids include: It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, Barney’s Halloween Party, and Arthur’s Scary Stories. We also found two NEW Halloween DVDs to […]

Halloween Fun

You’ve Been Ghosted! This is a fun game to play before Halloween. Have children help you fill up a gift bag or small paper lunch bag with Halloween treats. Add anything related to Halloween into the bags including: Halloween candy, little plastic spiders, and/or rubber Halloween characters. Each bag must include a paper ghost, so […]