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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 […]

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 […]

Weekly Trip to the Library

Me…Jane by Patrick McDonnell Review by Brianna Me . . . Janeby Patrick McDonnell is a charming snapshot of the young Jane Goodall, the famed conservationist and humanitarian. The book shares her early passion for animals which ultimately led to her remarkable career. Little Jane is just the cutest thing, and she and her stuffed […]

Weekly Trip to the Library

Pat the Bunny by Dorothy Kunhardt Dorothy Kunhardt’s Pat the Bunny , published in 1940, is one of the bestselling children’s books of all time. This week at the book store my 13-month old charge picked it out amongst a huge display of children’s books. Pat the Bunny (Touch and Feel Book)is a great first […]

Weekly Trip to the Library

Children’s Books About Leaves Changing Color and Leaf Project It is Autumn and leaves are changing color for a large portion of North America. Colorful leaves are beautiful and children love to collect leaves and make crafts with them. Below are some children’s books to share with your charges and a project to do with […]

Weekly Trip to the Library for Nannies and Au Pairs

Review of Homework Without Tears by Lee Canter (HarperCollins) This week we described how to help kids with homework. Nannies and au pairs that care for school-aged children will find in this volume the help they need to create an non-stressful learning environment in the home and motivate their youngsters to succeed in school. The […]

Weekly Trip to the Library for Au Pairs and Nannies

Review of The Sleepeasy Solution For many weeks we have been reviewing infant sleep training books. Just type the word “sleep” to search our blog for previous reviews by Dr. Harvey Karp, Dr. Richard Ferber, Elizabeth Pantley, William Sears, Gary Ezzo, Gina Ford, and Kim West. The next book in the series is The Sleepeasy […]

Weekly Trip to the Library – The Ferber Technique

Firm Sleep Method: Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems By Dr. Richard FeRber In the April 2010 Be the Best Nanny Newsletter we discussed popular infant sleep methods. We have already reviewed a few books about gentle infant sleep methods on our blog.   Last Saturday we reviewed how to comfort a newborn with the help […]

Weekly Trip to the Library

Balancing Breast and Bottle We have been discussing the dangers of ingesting BPA a chemical commonly used in baby bottles. This week we started reviewing 12 BPA-free baby bottles. When you work as a nanny or au pair you will often feed infants with bottles (with breast milk of formula), especially when the mother is […]

Weekly Trip to the Library for Nannies & Au Pairs

 Happy New Year Everywhere! by Arlene Erlbach The author shares traditional customs and traditions of celebrating the New Year from 20 different countries. Different cultures may celebrate the New Year using different calendars and holiday names. Each section highlights a different county, the date(s) of their New Year observance, the name of their New Year holiday […]