15 Best Rhyming Books for Beginning Readers

There is a reason that children’s books rhyme. When teaching reading and spelling, patterns using rhyming words really helps. For example, if a child can read the word cat, they can figure out how to spell bat, fat, hat, mat, and sat just by replacing the beginning letter. Research shows that learning to manipulate words […]

35 Quick Summer Activities

Keeping Kids Busy on Long, Hot Summer Days During the long, hot days of summer nannies don’t need to rely on electronics and video games to entertain the kids. Here are more than one month’s worth of easy activities to do with the kids. 1. Find an object in the house that begins with each letter […]

Quick Blueberry Banana Bread

Cooking With Kids Bananas ripen too fast in the summer leaving my Nanny Family with plenty of over ripe bananas that are perfect for baking banana bread. They have a lot of extra berries too. I highly recommend adding blueberries to this easy banana bread recipe. It’s sweet and tasty and the kids will love helping bake […]

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Cooking With Kids I have yet to meet a child that doesn’t love to help to bake. Whether it’s the middle of summer, a rainy day, or during a snow storm kids will love making and eating cookies. Help the kiddos put on an apron, wash their hands, and allow them to help you collect the […]

Creative Relay Races, Obstacle Courses and Sack Races

Summer Boredom Busters Most of us don’t have burlap sacks on hand to have traditional sack races so have the kids make up their own variations of group races in the grass. You can use the ideas below to plan the races for the kids, but let them come with ideas of their own too. […]

Plane Rides with Kids

Being Prepared While Flying with Kids Parents bring nannies on plane trips to make traveling easier.Nannies can help keep kids busy on the plane and act as an extra set of hands helping with the kids and carrying supplies. When buying plane tickets remember that it is easier to take nonstop flights when traveling with kids. Request […]

Statue of Liberty Paper Plate Mask

Paper Plate Craft for 4th of July After working as a nanny for 21-years and making every red, white, and blue craft and food under the sun I needed to find a new patriotic craft I haven’t made before with the kids for the Fourth of July. I found an inexpensive paper plate craft book […]