A Family is a Family is a Family by Sara O’Leary

Weekly Trip to the Library June is Pride month in the United States so its the perfect time to start teaching kids about different family structures. I love reading A Family Is a Family Is a Family by Sara O’Leary with children to start the conversation about different types of family units. A Family Is […]

Does Punishing a Child that Lies Make them Lie More?

Nanny Confessions I confess, it drives me nuts when my Nanny Kid’s lie (or an adult does for that matter). It’s easier to fix a problem if people of all ages are just honest. I think it’s pretty normal for many kids to exaggerate or stretch the truth for attention or to help them feel […]

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 […]

Kalamata’s Kitchen

Weekly Trip to the Library Kalamata’s Kitchen is much more than just a terrific book series. Kalamata has a web site, chefs, and restaurants working with her all over the world to bring people together through food. Kalamata exposes children to different cultures, people, and food. The book, web site, and resources remind me of […]

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 […]

6 Children’s Books for Passover

Weekly Trip to the Library Tonight starts the celebration of Passover. Passover is my favorite Jewish festival that celebrates the freedom attained by the Hebrew people following their exodus from Egypt where they had been slaves for either 430 years or 210 years, depending on the scholarly conclusions one follows. During the Seder tonight children […]

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 […]

Maddi’s Fridge

Weekly Trip to the Library With Thanksgiving celebrations centered on food coming up there is no better time to teach children to be grateful for all they have. Maddi’s Fridge gives children an important introduction to poverty and hunger in a way that they will understand. Best friends Sofia and Maddi live in the same […]

10 Best Children’s Books for Mother’s Day

Weekly Trip to the Library Mother’s Day is coming up this Sunday in America. These are some great books to read with your nanny kids to prepare for the holiday. Although it’s not necessary for nannies and au pairs to buy Mother’s Day gifts for the mothers they work for, giving children’s books as gifts […]

11 Children’s Books for Earth Day

Weekly Trip to the Library It is Earth Day! Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. Worldwide events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day events in more than 193 countries are now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network. Here are some great children’s […]