Coffee Filter Flowers

My youngest Nanny Kid loves flowers. I borrowed these 8 great children’s books about flowers from the library and helped her make these realistic looking flowers from coffee filters. I found the idea from the One Little Project website and adjusted it to make it a little easier for a 7-year-old to make. You can […]

8 Great Children’s Books About Flowers

As I prepare to do activities with flowers with my Nanny Kids this summer I found these great children’s books about flowers to read with them. Children and their parents always appreciate when nannies incorporate books into daily activities because it helps encourage a love of reading in children. You can purchase these books by […]

“Don’t Forget Our Troops” by Jill Biden

“Don’t Forget Our Troops” by Jill Biden beautiful book for children who’s loved one is serving in the military and a perfect read for any child during Memorial Day weekend. When a family member is serving in the military, it can be really difficult for children to understand and cope with the loss of a […]

Unicorn Books and Unicorn Craft

I love finding activities to do with kids that correspond to their favorite books. I also enjoy using recyclables to make crafts with kids. The Mini Mad Things Instagram page sells inexpensive templates to trace onto cardboard to make crafts. I recommend using pastels and paint sticks for these cardboard projects. I used the unicorn […]

“My Friend Earth” by Patricia MacLachlan

“My Friend Earth” by Patricia MacLachlan is a beautiful picture book and a perfect book to read to children toddler to preschool and grade school for Earth Day. I love that “My Friend Earth” is an interactive format with kid-friendly art that engages young readers as they explore the book. “My Friend Earth” shows children […]

Earth Day Window Sun Catchers

Making sun catchers is an easy project to do with kids of any age. The 18-month-old toddler, 4-year-old, and 7-year-old I babysit for all love making sun catchers for every holiday and season. I find using self-adhesive laminating sheets easier than using contact paper. I recommend purchasing some self-adhesive laminating sheets by tapping the links […]

“Welcome to Consent” by Yumi Stynes and Dr. Melissa Kang

“Welcome to Consent” by Yumi Stynes and Dr. Melissa Kang is a chapter book written for older kids (approximately 10 years old and up) is a must-have for every home library. Understanding consent is important for people with all kinds of bodies, in all kinds of circumstances — from getting a haircut or letting the […]

“Girls Think of Everything” by Catherine Thimmesh and Melissa Sweet

“Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women” is a collection of truly inspirational short stories that recognize the inventions of ambitious women who overcame unfavorable odds to impact the world. Each chapter focuses on challenging problems that spark creative solutions that have changed, or promise to change, the world. Written and illustrated […]

10 Saint Patrick’s Day Children’s Books

Weekly Trip to the Library Saint Patrick’s Day observes the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. What began as a religious feast day in the 17th century has evolved into a variety of festivals across the globe celebrating Irish culture with parades, special foods, music, dancing, and a whole lot of green. […]

“Scaredy Bath” by Zoë Foster Blake

Who doesn’t love bath time? The shiny bubbles, the fun bath toys, and, of course, the big splashes! But have you ever wondered what it’s like for the bathtub? Scaredy Bath cannot stand bath time. It thinks the water is too hot, the kids are too loud, and its once-polished inside is now way too […]