Dinosaur Feet

Creative Wednesday Who doesn’t like dinosaurs? Girls and boys of all ages love dinosaurs. Intense interests (like in dinosaurs) are a big confidence booster for kids. So if your nanny kids like dinosaurs encourage the passion. Make these easy dinosaur feet by saving some empty rectangle tissue boxes to use to make this project. You […]

Why Kids are Finicky Eaters

What Science Shows Works with Finicky Eaters Babies have a healthy appetite and then a common shift takes place and they become picky eaters at about 2-years-old. The reasons are instinctual. All people were hunters and gatherers for the majority of human existence. We needed to store energy in the form of fat as much […]

Blueberry Pierogis

Cooking for Kids My Nanny Family makes pierogis to teach the children a recipe that is part of their Polish heritage. You can fill them with fruits, cheese, potatoes, or meats and serve them for any meal during the day or for dessert. My nanny kids’ favorite filling is blueberries served hot with powdered sugar […]

Age-Appropriate Books to Discuss Hurricane Florence

Children’s Books About Hurricanes Reading children’s books is always a great way to discuss difficult topics with children. Today I am sharing some children’s books to help nannies, au pairs, and parents have age-appropriate discussions about hurricanes with children. I found these book reviews a year ago by Elizabeth Kennedy and Susan Larson during a […]

Guess What It Is? Sensory Box

Creative Wednesdays This simple project can provide hours of fun. it is inexpensive and easy to make. Children love using their senses and feeling objects and interesting textures to figure out what items are in the box. Shoe boxes are the perfect size for this project and easy to use due to a removable lid […]

6 Children’s Books for Rosh Hashanah

Jewish New Year Book Reviews Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. If your nanny kids celebrate the Jewish New Year read some of the following children’s books with them. Have them make cards for friends and family, and make sweet treats and foods to symbolize a sweet new year. For example, your nanny kids […]

14 Books to Eat What You Read

Read Books About Food, Then Serve the Foods to the Kids Books are said to be nourishing for the soul. Make them nourishing to your nanny kids’ bodies as well by reading the following children’s books to them and serve them the foods discussed in the stories. 1. Stone Soup First published in 1947, this […]

Crepes

Cooking for Kids The kids I care for love this basic crepe recipe found in my Mom Boss’s family recipe book. It’s not hard to prepare but it does require time. She taught me to prepare the batter the day before making the crepes and let the batter sit in the fridge overnight. Whisk it […]

Science Detective

Fingerprinting Science Fingerprinting is one form of biometrics, a science that uses people’s physical characteristics to identify them. Fingerprints are ideal for this purpose because they are an inexpensive way to collect and analyze. They never change, even as people age. No two fingerprints are exactly alike and have been used in crime scene investigations. […]

7 Best Apps for Nannies

Products Nannies Love When I started working as a nanny 25-years ago everyone used a paper nanny log, (which was a pad and paper), to track how much a baby or child left in my care ate each day, their mood, and the activities we did. Two-and-a-half decades later, I just download an app on […]