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Weekly Trip to the Library

Nanny Etiquette by Lynn Wariara Lynn Wariara, author of the new book NANNY ETIQUETTE kindly shared a sample of her book with me to review. The book is merely six chapters and under 20-pages in length. It has quite a few grammatical errors. But, if you can disregard the typos there is some good advice, it’s a quick […]

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 for Thanksgiving

Check out 175 Easy-To-Do Thanksgiving Crafts by Sharon Dunn Umnik. This book has Thanksgiving Day crafts with clear and concise directions with color photographs. Many of the supplies needed for the projects can be found at home. Craft projects include fanciful turkeys, wreaths, Pilgrims, garlands, and holiday-table accessories. Click here to see directions to make […]

Weekly Trip to the Library

Halloween Children’s Books Halloween, the last day of October, has children dress in costumes and knock on neighborhood doors shouting “Trick or Treat!” Neighbors fill children’s bags full of candy. Here are some children’s books to share about the holiday with children. Click here to see our recipe for candied apples. Click here for our […]

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 Nannies and Au Pairs

Labor Day Children’s Books Most nannies and au pairs do not work on Labor Day. But each year my charges ask me, “What is Labor Day?” Here is an answer and some children’s books to share with children on the topic. Traditionally, Labor Day is celebrated by most Americans as the symbolic end of the […]