“Dragons Love Tacos” by Adam Rubin and Paper Plate Taco Craft

After reading the beloved book “Dragons Love Tacos” by Adam Rubin make tacos out of paper plates with children. A 7-year-old child in my care also made a dragon out of a toilet paper cardboard tube. Don’t forget to serve your Nanny Kids tacos for lunch or dinner after reading this book! While reading “Dragons […]

Our Weather Touch and Feel Board Book and Craft

We have all heard, “April showers bring May flowers,” and it has been rainy this April in my neck of the woods. So, I have been reading about the rain and weather with my Nanny Kids. I love touch and feel books because engage young readers with in the books. After reading this fun book […]

Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzberg

I love Beautiful Oops! by Barney Saltzberg and so do my Nanny Kids. We all make mistakes. Making mistakes can be devastating especially for children. Beautiful Oops! encourages young artists to embrace their mistakes and make them into something beautiful…a “beautiful oops”. This is a great message for all ages and anything we make mistakes […]

“How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?” and Dino Feet Craft

Creative Wednesdays Who doesn’t like dinosaurs? Girls and boys of all ages love dinosaurs. In How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? by Jane Yolen human parents are trying to put young dinosaurs to bed. The dinosaurs in the book represent human children throwing temper tantrums when it’s time to go to bed. Do yourself a favor […]

Black Is a Rainbow Color by Angela Joy

We live in a colorful world, and Black Is a Rainbow Color by Angela Joy teaches children that the beauty of the African American culture and history is not only extraordinary but something worth celebrating. In Black Is a Rainbow Color child reflects on the meaning of being Black in this moving and powerful anthem […]

“Playing with Lanterns” and Make Paper Lanterns for Chinese New Year

The Lantern Festival is held on the 15th day of the Chinese New Year holiday. It marks the last day of traditional Chinese New Year celebrations. My six-year-old nanny kid and I made several simple and colorful paper lanterns to adorn her room in preparation for Chinese New Year. In snowy northern China, children celebrate […]

“Those Shoes” by Maribeth Bolts

My 7-year old, 8-year-old, and 9-year-old nanny kids and I absolutely love the book Those Shoes by Maribeth Bolts. Although there are some important morals taught in Those Shoes, the book isn’t too preachy. The main character in Those Shoes, is a boy named Jeremy who lives with his grandmother. At school all the other […]

“Be a King” by Carole Boston Weatherford

Every year at this time as Martin Luther King Day approaches I try to find a children’s book I never read before about him to share with my Nanny Kids. This year I borrowed Be a King: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream and You by Carole Boston Weatherford from the library. Be a King: […]

“The Lights in the Church” by Marilee Joy Mayfield

Merry Christmas! The Lights in the Church is a children’s books about the true meaning of Christmas. When a brother and sister get lost in the park, they stumble upon a curious sight; a church in the middle of the forest. As they walk closer, the doors won’t open, but as hymns are heard they […]

“Meet the Latkes” by Alan Silberberg and Latke Recipe

Your Nanny Family doesn’t have to celebrate Hanukkah to enjoy reading Meet the Latkes by Alan Silberberg and then share in making and eating latkes. When reading Meet the Latkes get ready for some wacky good fun with the Latke family of potato pancakes. Lucy Latke’s family is just like yours or mine. Except that […]