Portable Vibrating Products to Calm Newborns

Products Nannies Love I love Dr. Harvey Karp’s concepts of how to comfort newborns in his book The Happiest Baby on the Block. Through his work with newborns, pediatrician Dr. Harvey Karp found that most fussy babies are soothed by harnessing the calming reflex through “shushing” and constant motion reminiscent of the womb. Click here […]

Children’s Books About 4th of July

Weekly Trip to the Library Next week American’s celebrate their Independence from Great Britain on the 4th of July. Independence Day is commonly celebrated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, picnics, concerts, political speeches and ceremonies celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Get the kids in your care in the mood for the […]

Patriotic Cake Roll

Cooking for Kids Independence Day is coming up on the Fourth of July. Making red, white, and blue desserts using berries is an expected treat for the national holiday. Click here to see the original recipe for this Berry Angel Food Cake Roll. To make the recipe even easier we used an angel food cake […]

Firework Rings

Fourth of July Craft I’m not sure where I first saw this simple Fourth of July craft but I have been making it for years with my nanny kids. Any aged child — from preschool to teen — can make these easy, inexpensive rings in just a few minutes.  Experiment cutting the pipe cleaners in […]

Glitter Slime

Science Fun Kids love science. Kids love slime. Summer is a great time to make glitter slime since you can make this project outside in the nice weather. I recommend making glitter slime outside since glitter can be messy. In this project the sodium borate in the liquid starch mixes with the polyvinyl-acetate (PVA) glue […]

Mealtime Manners are Important

Table Manners Star Chart Nannies must help teach their nanny kids table manners by modeling proper manners. Shiela Ellison, author of 365 Ways to Raise Confident Kids explains that manners are behaviors that reflect awareness of other people’s feelings. It takes time to teach kids socially acceptable behavior. This learning happens each day within the […]

EWG Best Sunscreens for Kids

Does Your Sunscreen Make the List? Each year the Environmental Working Group (EWG) rates the best sunscreens. The EWG selected the sunscreens below that are marketed for use on babies and children. The EWG recommends using lotions rather than sunscreen sticks because some studies indicate that people tend to apply too little sunscreen when using […]

Father’s Day Shirt Cards

Creative Wednesdays Fathers Day is on the third Sunday of June in America. You don’t need to buy expensive gifts for your employer for Father’s Day. Instead, make this very simple and inexpensive card with the kids to give to their father. You Will Need: Brightly Colored Card Stock Buttons Scissors Glue Ruler Pencil What […]

What I Love About Dad Journal

Father’s Day Gift Dad’s love personalized gifts from their sons and daughters. Help your nanny kids make this gift for their father. What I Love about Dad contains fill-in-the-blank lines for your nanny kids to describe why their pops is tops.  Just complete each line and voilà: you have a uniquely personal gift he’ll read again […]

Indian Chicken Vindaloo with Lemon Rice

Cooking for Kids I cook for my entire nanny family. So, I decided to try making a popular Indian dish chicken vindaloo and lemon rice now they ask for it over and over again. Here are the recipes I use that I found online at epicurious and How to Cook Everything What You Need: 3 […]