Cranberry Apple Crisp

Cooking With Kids There is no better treat to make with the kids during the autumn harvest season then Apple Crisp. My Nanny Kids also love cranberries. So, I decided to add a cup of fresh cranberries to add just a bit of color and tartness to this easy dessert that I originally found from […]

Autumn Leaves by Ken Robbins

Weekly Trip to the Library Prepare kids for fall nature walks with this bright, informative celebration of leaves by Ken Robbins. Acclaimed photographer Ken Robbins lets the blazing colors of 13 North American deciduous trees shine without technical assistance. Robbins provides life-sized reproductions of leaves, shown clearly against a white background, making it easy to […]

Fresh Apple Pie

Autumn Apple Picking and Apple Pie It’s apple season. Apple picking is fun, easy, and inexpensive. After apple picking it’s fun to make a fresh apple pie. I have a little trouble making crust so I simply bought premade crust at the grocery store. Here’s how we made an easy apple pie with our fresh […]

Pick a Circle, Gather Squares: A Fall Harvest of Shapes by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky

Weekly Trip to the Library Pick a Circle, Gather Squares: A Fall Harvest of Shapes by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky is a great book to share with the children this Autumn. It captures the atmosphere and activity at a pumpkin patch. As the family takes a hayride through the pumpkin patch they point out many different […]

Thankful Leaf Wreath

Thanksgiving Arts N’ Crafts As nannies one of our most important roles is to help the kids in our care develop positive self-esteem and self-worth. And with Thanksgiving right around the corner, there’s no better time to help kids appreciate all they have. We should make an effort to make thankfulness the topic of conversation during […]

Autumn Hand Print Tree

Creative Wednesday There is no better time to do crafts with the kids then in Autumn. All you have to do is take the kids outside and collect brilliant red and orange leaves that have fallen from the sugar maples trees to use in crafts. If you live in an area in which the leaves […]

Fall Tree and Leaf Hanging

Wednesdays with Whitney By Whitney Tang Getting toddlers to practice fine motor skills can be difficult – most kids just aren’t interested in holding a pencil correctly at the age of three. Why not stretch those motor skills in something a little bit more fun, seasonal, and interactive? This tree and leaf activity allows children […]

Leaf Projects, Children’s Books and Lesson Plans

It’s Storytime with Fall Leaves Fall by Zoe Hall For storytime this week we recommend reading books about autumn leaves. We visited the Scholastic web site for lesson plans about leaves in the Fall. Scholastic recommends reading Fall Leaves Fall by Zoe Hall. In Fall Leaves Fall! by Zoe Hall, two brothers enjoy everybody’s favorite […]

Fall Trees

Wednesdays with Whitney You know it’s fall when the leaves start changing colors. Why not celebrate this bright occasion with a simple entertaining craft for the little ones. Make these fall trees with the children you nanny and watch their creativity flow. Supplies • Thick construction paper • Markers or crayons • Scissors • Tape […]

Goose’s Story by Cari Best

Weekly Trip to the Library for Nannies and Au Pairs This past week we encouraged you to teach children what Autumn looks like, feels like, tastes like, smells like, and sounds like. A common sign of Autumn is the sound of geese honking as they migrate south for the winter. In Goose’s Story, by Cari Best, Canadian geese […]