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 […]

Earth Day Cookies

Cooking With Kids April 22 is Earth Day. Celebrate the Earth with your nanny kids by having a Earth Day treat and celebration. Today is the perfect day to encourage the kids to recycle, not litter, turn of lights, conserve water, and walk to activities. Be sure to do our fun Earth Day project, read children’s […]

How Can You Protect the Earth?

Earth Day Project Earth Day will be celebrated this Friday, April 22 and this weekend in communities throughout the world. Some simple and tangible ways to help the kids in your care protect the world is by recycling; not wasting water; walking or biking to school and activities; turning off lights; and not littering. In […]

Recycled Rocking Robin Craft

Earth Day Project My youngest charge and I enjoy attending an environmental program for children at a local garden. Following a lesson about birds one day we made this rocking robin craft. Made out of old cardboard cereal boxes, these delightful birds rock back and forth when tapped. The robins look so cute. Be sure […]

What Are You Cleaning With and is it Safe for Families?

Earth Day: EWG Guide to Healthy Cleaning Ever wonder whether your green cleaners are actually green? Unfortunately, you can’t just check the label to find out what’s in the products under your sink or in your laundry basket. So as we all gear up for some spring cleaning, the Environmental Working Groups (EWG) wants to […]

Do You Think Organic Produce Tastes Better?

Eat Organic for Earth Day I believe fresh organically grown foods taste better. Think about the tomato sprayed with Windex that Jacqueline Astete described last week and you will understand that foods not covered in synthetic pesticides, chemical fertilizers, and waxes wouldn’t taste as good as organic foods. Since organic food is grown in well-balanced soil and with a […]

365 Ways to Live Green for Kids by Sheri Amsel

Weekly Trip to the Library for Nannies This week when I visited the library I found tons of great children’s books about Earth Day. Reading children’s books to kids helps reinforce concepts you would like to teach them. But I chose today’s book 365 Ways to Live Green for Kids: Saving the Environment at Home, […]

Reading Organic Labels

Should We Say No to GMOs? By Jacqueline Astete When choosing food to serve the children in your care the first step is to look for the USDA Organic Seal. The USDA Organic Seal helps inform you of the quality and integrity of organic products. Looking for the USDA label is the first step to take when looking […]

Pesticides: Following Healthy, Sensible Food Practices

Dangers of Pesticides for Children With Earth Day less than a week away we are discussing why we should serve children organic foods this week. Children are at a greater risk for some pesticides than adults for a number of reasons. Children’s internal organs are still developing and maturing and their enzymatic, metabolic, and immune systems may […]

Would You Eat a Tomato Sprayed in Windex?

Painting by Matthis Grunsky Why You Should Serve Organic Fruits and Vegetables to Children By Jacqueline Astete Close your eyes and imagine yourself in the comfort of your employer’s kitchen, making the kids lasagna. Imagine you are just about to add your final ingredient, the pièce de résistance, a tomato.  Now, take a bottle of […]