Pumpkin Pancakes

Cooking With Kids Pumpkin pancakes make a great breakfast for Autumn holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving. I made both plain and pumpkin pancakes for my little ones this morning. If you don’t have pumpkin handy you can always just add any flavor the kids like to the pancakes such as pumpkin spice or cinnamon and use […]

Paper Bag Pumpkin Project

Autumn Arts N’ Crafts Here’s a super easy project to do with any toddler or preschooler to use as a decoration for Halloween or Thanksgiving. Simply have the kids paint a large brown lunch bag with orange paint. Allow them to paint the top 3-inches of the bag with dark brown paint. Let the kids […]

Soft Pumpkin Cookies

Cooking With Kids It is pumpkin season and kids sure do love cookies. So, I combined the two loves this week and made this easy pumpkin cookie recipe I found on verybestbaking.com. The kids loved finding the ingredients in the pantry and fridge, measuring, pouring, mixing, and eating this easy project. I hope the kids you care for will enjoy making […]

Frankenfoot a Footprint Frankenstein

Creative Halloween Thanks to Heather Marinkovic, formerly a hard-working nanny and now a devoted mother, we have shared quite a few footprint crafts with our readers this year. For Halloween, she made this adorable footprint Frankenstein with her son. Here are her simple directions to do the craft with the kids in your care. You […]

Toddler Head Cushions: Helpful or Hype?

Product Review Sunday Now that my friend’s 13-month old son is walking (and tumbling) around he keeps hitting his head on furniture. So, when I found this Toddler Head Cushion I knew I had to show it to her these adorable cushy head protectors designed to cushion a toddler’s bumps and bruises while he learns to […]

Pick a Circle, Gather Squares: A Fall Harvest of Shapes by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky

Weekly Trip to the Library Pick a Circle, Gather Squares: A Fall Harvest of Shapes by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky is a great book to share with the children this Autumn. It captures the atmosphere and activity at a pumpkin patch. As the family takes a hayride through the pumpkin patch they point out many different […]

Emeril Lagasse Apple Coffee Cake

Cooking With Kids Nothing is more satisfying after school on a cool Autumn day than a slice of warm apple coffee cake. I found this yummy snack recipe on the Food Network web site. I’ve tried it both with the brown sugar glaze at the end and not and it’s just as good (and less soggy) […]

Halloween Treats

Cooking With Kids I love allrecipes.com and they have some wonderful Halloween treats to make. Click here to see how to make these easy popcorn balls that are colored orange to make them look like pumpkins. Check out how to make cute mummy cupcakes by watching this how-to video by clicking here. See how to make adorable […]

A Squirrel’s Tale… by Richard Fowler

Weekly Trip to the Library My four-year-old charge’s favorite book this Autumn has been A Squirrel’s Tale by Richard Fowler. She loves watching the squirrels scurry around gathering acorns to stock their winter food supply. That’s why I’m certain she loves this book on the same topic. This book has the cutest cardboard squirrel with a felt tail that takes an […]

Quick Warm Apple and Raisin Dessert

Cooking For Kids It’s apple harvest season so I urge you to offer as many variety of apples as you can find to the kids. Here’s a really simple, warm, apple dessert to make for the kids in your care. After warming up the apples don’t skimp on store bought whipped cream to top this satisfying dessert. I have described how […]