“Too Many Carrots,” Origami, Carrot Cookies, and Worksheets

Lesson Plans Too Many Carrots is such a cute story about kindness all children love. Rabbit loves carrots and that’s a big problem! In this phenomenal bestseller, Rabbit loves carrots a little too much. In fact, his carrots are crowding him out of his cozy burrow. When his animal friends offer to help, they’re just […]

Phonics Wheel

Creative Wednesdays Phonics are an important method of teaching to read by correlating sounds with letters or groups of letters. Phonics Wheels are a fun, easy to make, and engaging activity for young learners. Allow children to create wheels by using word families or make a variety of real and nonsense words. Click here to […]

Scissor Skills and Practicing Cutting

Creative Wednesdays It’s easy to make cutting worksheets on your own for your nanny kids. The photo shows some cutting strips I made myself. I simply drew lines, dashes, and dots on colorful paper with a permanent marker to draw lines where the kids should cut the paper. But if you prefer to print out […]

The ADHD Workbook for Kids

Weekly Trip to the Library I love the The ADHD Workbook for Kids. I originally just borrowed the book from the library but decided to buy a copy to keep in my nanny library to use for the rest of my nanny career. The workbook helps children learn new Emotional Intelligence. Emotional Intelligence includes the […]

Hosting a Nanny Play Groups

A Happy Nanny Makes Happy Kids Working as a nanny can be an isolating caring for kids in a home all day. It’s essential for in-home childcare providers to make friends, just like the kids. The best way to keep happy at work is scheduling plenty of playdates and play groups with other moms, nannies, […]

Fun Fraction Games

Creative Wednesdays Fractions are everywhere. Next time you see a sale price (such as 1/3 off), or tell the time (“It’s a quarter after 9”), use measuring cups in a recipe (such as 1/2 cup), or read a road sign (exit is 1/4 mile ahead), be sure to point out, “There’s another fraction!” Playing card […]

Ball in a Funnel: Indoor Science Fun

Creating Low Atmospheric Pressure   Here is an easy indoor science project to do with the kids. What will happen when you blow a ball in a funnel? No matter hard you blow the ball, the ball will remain inside the funnel. Logic suggests that the ball will hover or fly out of the funnel. But […]

A Letter Per Week

Creative Projects: Learning at Home Whether the little ones you care for attend school part- or full-time or not it’s fun to encourage learning at home. One really easy way to reinforce learning with preschoolers and young students is doing fun projects on one letter each week at home. I like focusing on one letter […]