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 […]

Columbus Day Ship

Creative Wednesdays Columbus Day is celebrated on the second Monday of October in America. Although there is controversy whether Columbus should actually be celebrated (we will discuss this with a great children’s book on Saturday) Columbus Day is a federal holiday. In preparation for the holiday here is a simple craft to do with young […]

Do You Have Columbus Day Off?

Arts & Crafts for Columbus Day The kids have off from school today, as do many nannies. If you work today here are some really simple projects to do with the children. Christopher Columbus TelescopeTake a paper towel roll and cut construction paper to fit around the paper towel roll. Have the children decorate the […]

Columbus Day Books for Children

Weekly Trip to the Library for Nannies and Au Pairs On Monday children have off from school for Columbus Day. Here are some books to borrow from the library (or purchase) about Christopher Columbus. Where Do You Think You’re Going Christopher Columbus? By Jean FritzChristopher Columbus counted on finding gold and spices when he set […]

Columbus Day for Nannies and Au Pairs

Free Online Resources to Use with Children on Columbus Day. Today is Columbus Day and many chidren do not have school. But you can have educational fun with children today. Nannies can find free arts and crafts, coloring pages, and lesson plans online. Even if you do not homeschool you can use lesson plans fron […]

Columbus Day Party

At Nannypalooza this past weekend Patty Sachs, author of Pick a Party The Big Book of Party Themes and Occasions included signed copies of her book in the welcome bags for conference attendees. Monday October 12, 2009 is Columbus Day and there is still time to coordinate a quick Columbus Day party for your charges. […]