The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle

Weekly Trip to the Library It’s difficult for children to learn to share. Children are seldom capable of true empathy under the age of six. Prior to that time they share because we condition them to do so. Don’t expect a child less than two or 2½ to easily accept sharing. I typically read children’s […]

The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle and Grow a Seed Project

Weekly Trip to the Library The Tiny Seed By Eric Carle is the perfect book to read in the Spring. The short board book follows the life of a seed. This mini-book includes a piece of detachable seed-embedded paper housed on the inside front cover. Readers can plant the entire piece of paper and watch as their very […]

Reading and Learing About Caterpillars and Butterflies

Weekly Trip to the Library Each Saturday on the Be the Best Nanny Newsletter blog we take a Weekly Trip to the Library for nannies and au pairs. The following book and activity are from Scholastic, a terrific resource for reading and learning with kids. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle The story of The Very […]

123 to the Zoo by Eric Carle

Make Going to the Zoo a Learning Experience for the Kids The summer is approaching (even started for some) and time for nannies and au pairs to prepare fun and safe activities to do with kids. At the same time, we need to keep the kids’ brains form turning into mush in what is often […]

Toys and Games to Supplement The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Products Nannies and Au Pairs Like for Product Review Sunday Eric Carle is the most celebrated children’s author and illustrator of all time. His books are sold every 30-seconds and 88-million books sold worldwide. Many of Eric Carle’s beloved book characters leap from the pages into the arms of children, nannies, parents, grandparents, and teachers. […]

Babies First Board Book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Weekly Trip to the Library Be the Best Nanny Newsletter asks nannies and au pairs to read more to their charges as their new year’s resolution. Click here to see why. Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers learn to love reading when they equate it with loving attention and a happy time of sharing. The best place […]