The ADHD Workbook for Kids

Weekly Trip to the Library I love the The ADHD Workbook for Kids. I originally just borrowed the book from the library but decided to buy a copy to keep in my nanny library to use for the rest of my nanny career. The workbook helps children learn new Emotional Intelligence. Emotional Intelligence includes the […]

Tomato and Rosemary Focaccia Bread

Cooking for Kids Focaccia bread is an Italian flat bread similar to taste, style, and texture to pizza dough. Allow your Nanny Kids to gather and mix the ingredients, punch down the dough, and add toppings to the bread. Feel free to play with different herbs as toppings to accompany your dinner. My Nanny Kids […]

Caterpillar Pencil Topper

Creative Wednesdays The teen I care for helped make this pencil topper for his little sister using a hot glue gun. I don’t recommend young children using hot glue guns. But, you can easily and safely use white glue instead if you are making simple pencil toppers. Hot glue works better than white glue when […]

Paper Plate Abraham Lincoln

President’s Day Craft Presidents’ Day is a federal holiday on the third Monday in February in the United States. Years ago I bought a “Paper Plate People” by Frank Schaffer Publications to learn how to make a paper plate Abraham Lincoln with my young elementary school-aged Nanny Kids for President’s Day. Abraham Lincoln is one […]

Cradle Cap Remedies

Products Nannies Love Cradle cap is essentially dandruff on baby scalps. Scaly patches of skin show up on the scalp. It’s not dangerous or uncomfortable for a baby, just unsightly for adults. Our instinct may be to pick at the flakes of skin but doctors recommend leaving it alone because picking at the flakes can […]

Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry

Weekly Trip to the Library You undoubtedly saw the Oscars last Sunday and that Matthew A. Cherry took home an Oscar when Hair Love won an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film! I highly recommend buying or borrowing the children’s book from the library and watching the short film. Chicago native Matthew A. Cherry […]

Strawberry Waffles

Valentine’s Day Breakfast The easiest way to make strawberry waffles is to use a waffle mix and add diced strawberries to the mixture before cooking the waffles. But if you have time, making this waffle recipe I found on the insidebruceewlife.com web site tastes even better. I added a few drops of red food coloring […]

Paper Plate Valentine’s Hat

Creative Wednesdays This is on of the easiest crafts to make with your Nanny Kids for Valentines Day. To make hats for a Valentine’s Day party you can use pink or red paper plates and won’t have to decorate the hats. But part of the fun is letting the kids decorate the hats. Listed below […]

How to Wash the Hair of a Child that Doesn’t Like Getting Hair Washed

Products Nannies Love I have found that most young children that don’t want their hair washed actually just don’t like getting water on their face, eyes, nose, or mouth — especially unexpectedly. Here are ideas and products for making washing hair for toddlers easier. ROLE-PLAY: Children learn through playing so play and practice different styles […]

Love Monster and the Lost Chocolate by Rachael Bright

Weekly Trip to the Library Love Monster and the Last Chocolate is a really adorable book to give to your Nanny Kids with a box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day. When Love Monster comes home from vacation, he discovers a box of chocolates on his doorstep. He knows he should share it with his friends, […]