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More Fun Summer Reading Learning for Nannies and Au Pairs

Make an Alphabet Book You will need photos of the child and their family and friends, a photo album or scrap book, and some paper and markers. In the scrapbook or photo album assign each page as a letter in the alphabet, and make sure the pages are in alphabetical order. Then, have the child […]

The Hat by Jan Brett and 6 Learning Activities

Weekly Trip to the Library Read Jan Brett’s fun book The Hat then do some fun corresponding activities with the kids. In The Hat: Oversized Board Book Lisa’s woolen stocking flies off the clothesline, Hedgie finds it and pokes his nose in. He tries to pull it out, the stocking gets stuck on his prickles […]

Penguin Fun: Crafts and Books

Trip to the Library What child doesn’t like penguins? And now that’s it is cold outside we are reading and doing more indoor crafts. So, this week I borrowed books from the library about penguins and we made some penguins from different shapes cut out from colored construction paper. Read the books to the kids […]

How to Encourage Learning at Home

Success In School Requires Support at Home Success in school requires support at home. As nannies we have a unique opportunity to teach children in important ways that cannot be taught in school. It is up to us to make learning experiences in everyday activities. We can even help children too young for school to develop […]

Inspiring Learning Thru Everyday Activities

Supporting Success in School at Home Success in school requires support at home. As nannies we have a unique opportunity to teach children in important ways that cannot be taught in school. It is up to us to make learning experiences in everyday activities. We can even help children too young for school to develop […]

Summer Learning with The Lorax

Weekly Trip to the Library: The Lorax by Dr. Suess Over 40-years ago Dr. Seuss published The Lorax . In his search to find a real Truffula Tree a boy must find the Lorax who is a forest guardian who speaks for the trees and protects the forest. The Lorax tries to save the environment […]

Summer Learning with Toad and Frog

Review of Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel What’s better than inspiring children’s curiosity? One way to do that is to read a children’s book to your charge then continue doing activities inspired by the book. Today, we hope our Weekly Trip to the Library for nannies and au pairs will inspire child […]

Summer Learning: Phonics Flower

Wednesdays with Whitney I’m not sure when or where I first learned to make phonics flowers but I started making them for the kids in my care in 1993. The goal of phonics is to enable beginning readers to decode new written words by sounding them out. Phonemic awareness helps children hear, identify, and manipulate […]

Alphabet Cookies for Summer Learning

Wednesdays with Whitney Summer is a wonderful time, but with it comes the “Summer Slide.” Learning slips and even basic knowledge takes a vacation. This is especially true with preschoolers and kindergartners who are just learning their letters, counting, and the like. Making alphabet cookies is a sweet way to keep learning in the home […]

Fun and Educational Activities for Nannies and Au Pairs

It’s Easy to Have Fun While Learning Keeping children active and engaged is an important responsibility for nannies. However, it can sometimes be challenging to come up with new and exciting activities that children will enjoy. When planning activities, it is always important to keep in mind the ages of the children as well as […]