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 in less than two weeks 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 […]

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 […]

10 Great 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. […]

13 Children’s Books of Black American Heroes

Black History Month Black History Month was created to celebrate the history of African-Americans in the United States, which was typically not included in history textbooks in America. It is inspiring for children to learn of the difficult struggles of African Americans who overcame to become American heroes. Here are some of our favorite children’s […]

12 Best Baby and Toddler Books for Valentine’s Day

Weekly Trip to the Library It is vital that nannies and au pairs read to children of every age to help develop their love of reading. Since the baby’s brain is equipped to absorb enormous amounts of information from birth to two-years-old it is critical that caregivers read to little ones to encourage their language […]

How to Talk to Kids About Hurricanes

Children’s Books About Hurricanes! Although I live in New Jersey and keep losing power due to trees falling and power line damage due to the high winds of Hurricane Sandy I decided to use up a few minutes of my laptop battery to post on my blog. Reading children’s books is always a great way to teach children […]

3 Old Stories Modern Kids Need to Hear

Weekly Trip to the Library There are certain stories that are universal. No matter how old they get, the lessons they teach never go out of style. Unfortunately, modern children frequently grow up without anyone ever sharing these stories with them. Here are three stories every child should hear.  1.      The Boy Who Cried Wolf– […]