Straw and Pipe Cleaner Geometry

Creative Wednesday Teaching shapes is fun. Using simple materials, my 8-year-old charge created squares, triangles, diamonds, quadrangles, and more. Older kids can be more creative and make 3-D shapes such as cubes. Build them, take them apart, and start all over again. You Will Need: Pipe Cleaners Straws Safety Scissors What to Do: Show the […]

Popcorn Popping on the Apricot Tree

Creative Wednesdays It’s Spring and when you look out the window what do you see? It looks like popcorn is popping on the Spring trees. So we made some Spring trees indoors on a rainy day with real popcorn. Before, during, and after making the trees teach the kids the song, “Popcorn Popping on the […]

Mother’s Day for Nannies

A Mother By Any Other NameBy Candi Wingate, Nannies4Hire.comHappy Mother’s Day! Those are wonderful words for a mother to hear. A mother loves her children unconditionally and plays a pivotal role in shaping who they become. Yet a mother does not do this alone: most children are blessed with a host of people who love […]