The Dancing Dragon by Marcia K. Vaughan

Weekly Trip to the Library Today is the Chinese New Year — the Chinese festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar. The Dancing Dragon by Marcia K. Vaughan is a great book to share with your Nanny Kids for Chinese New Year. It is a rhyming tale in […]

A Sweet Smell of Roses by Angela Johnson

Weekly Trip to the Library for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day This is a great book to read to children in honor of MLK Day and civil rights day. In A Sweet Smell of Roses there’s a sweet, sweet smell in the air as two young girls, Minnie and her sister, sneak out of […]

Kindness Snippet Jar by Diane Alber

Weekly Trip to the Library Undoubtedly one of the most important things to teach kids is kindness. We must show them how to be friendly and to be kind towards others, to use good manners, and not to be mean or bully or cyber bully others. Learning to be kind as children will ultimately make […]

Rethinking Columbus: The Next 500 Years

New Way to Learn About Columbus There is a lot of controversy about Columbus Day. Columbus Day is observed on the second Monday in October every year to honor the anniversary of the “discovery” of America on October 12, 1492. From the viewpoint of the Europeans, Columbus discovered North America. In reality, Columbus discovered the […]

You Have the Right to Remain Fat by Virgie Tovar

Weekly Trip to the Library If you are wearing something today that is physically uncomfortable because you believe it makes you look better, or if you refused to eat something you wanted to eat because you worried what it might do to the way you look, that is a sign that you feel inferior to […]

The Courage to Be Disliked By Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga

No One Can Make You Feel Insecure Because You Are a Nanny The Courage to Be Disliked: The Japanese Phenomenon That Shows You How to Change Your Life and Achieve Real Happiness has sold millions worldwide and I wanted to see what the hype was all about. The book is written as a conversation between […]

Summer is Summer by Phillis and Davis Gershato

Weekly Trip to the Library If the kids say they are bored this summer, visit the library and borrow Summer Is Summer by Phillis and Davis Gershato. The main characters in the book don’t need expensive vacations, video games, iPads, or cell phones to to enjoy the summer. The children enjoy all the basic summer […]

The Explosive Child by Ross W. Greene

Kids Do Well When They Can Explosive or challenging kids are children that get far more frustrated, far more easily, far more often, in far more extreme ways, and perform less adaptably and flexibly than most children. In The Explosive Child: A New Approach For Understanding And Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children, Ross W. […]

The Opposite of Spoiled by Ron Lieber

Talking About Money with Kids One thing all parents and caregivers can agree to, no matter their socioeconomic level, is they don’t want to raise spoiled children. Ron Lieber discusses all the difficult topics surrounding money and children in his book The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money. […]

A World Without Color by John Amos

Weekly Trip to the Library This week when you go to the library with the children you care for I recommend borrowing an uplifting book A World Without Color written by the actor John Amos. For those of my generation and older, the author is a legendary actor well known for his roles on the […]