Weekly Trip to the Library

The Practical Guide For Reading Aloud to Children During Their First Five Years From http://www.readaloudguide.com/ Susan Marx and Barbara Kasok, authors of Help Me Get Ready To Read: The Practical Guide For Reading Aloud To Children During Their First Five Yearsexplain that when you read aloud to children you are fostering their self-esteem by creating […]

Outdoor Alphabet Games for Nannies and Au Pairs

photo from motherhoodonadime.com What Are Your Favorite Ways to Teach Kids the Alphabet? Nannies and au pairs play an important role in teaching children. Here aer some ways to help children learn the letters of the alphabet while getting outside to enjoy the nice weather. They will be having so much fun they won’t realize they are learning. […]

Teaching Styles for Nannies

How Do You Teach the Kids in Your Care?By Become a Nanny Whether a nanny focuses on the children’s education formally or informally, each day she is teaching the children in her care about themselves and the world around them. While how involved a nanny is with a child’s formal education will vary based on […]

5 Reasons Nanny Care May Be Cheaper Than Daycare

Do You Think Parents Choose Daycare Over a Nanny Because Daycare is Cheaper?By nannyagency.net While many parents think that nanny care is the most expensive childcare option available, this isn’t always the case. For families with several children in need of care or parents who work odd hours, nanny care may actually be cheaper than […]

Do Weekly Meetings Really Work?

Do Nannies and Parents Really Have the Time to Have Weekly Meetings? Since my first interview with a nanny agency back in the 1990s I have been encouraged to have weekly meetings with the parents to ensure effective communication with my employers. The concept of having weekly meetings is great. If nannies and au pairs have the time […]

5 Pool Safety Tips for Nannies

What to Know Before Going to the Pool By Monta Fleming of http://www.gonannies.com With the long summer days upon us it’s likely that at some point your charges are going to be begging for a trip to the pool. However, taking the kids to the pool can be a risky adventure if you aren’t properly […]

The Best Sunscreens

The Good News: EWG’s Best Sunscreens The Environmental Working Group (EWG)  has a database with an in-depth analysis of the safety and effectiveness of more than 700 name-brand sunscreens. The database lists products that offer the best combination of safety and effectiveness: they are formulated with the safest chemicals, are most effective at protecting against sunburn, […]

Weekly Trip to the Library for Nannies and Au Pairs

The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney Undoubtedly you have heard, “A picture tells a thousand words.” Well, in The Lion and the Mouse, Jerry Pinkney retells the well-known Aesop’s fable of the lion and the mouse, by letting his stunning illustrations tell the story. Pinkney retains to the basic storyline of a ferocious […]

Saying No and Sticking To It About Lying

Advice from The Answer is NO by Cynthia Whitman Yesterday we started sharing advice from the book, The Answer is NO by Cynthia Whitman about getting nothing but the truth from children that lie. Today we share her final recommendations for handling children that lie. The Answer is NO by Cynthia Whitman discusses all sorts of […]

Do You Care for a Child That Lies?

How To Get Nothing But the Truth From The Answer is NO by Cynthia Whitham Lying starts simply enough. Children learn at an early age don’t easily differentiate fantasy from reality. Their truth and their wishes are all entangled. It is common for a little child to describe something she yearns for as something she […]