Sandy Hook Love Letters

Wednesdays with Whitney By Whitney Tang In the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre I want to encourage crafts with a more selfless aspect to them this week. As nannies, we understand how impactful a child’s love can be. So why don’t we send some of this love in the direction of those heartbroken families who […]

Hanukkah Arts N Craft

Does the Family You Work for Celebrate Hanukkah? Hanukkah starts tomorrow and I found this quick art project to do with my toddler courtesy of her preschool. Simply buy some big chunky foam stamps at the local arts n’ crafts store or below to have some holiday decorating fun. You Will Need: Newspaper Craft sticks Big chunky foam stamps […]

Making Christmas Ornaments

Wednesdays with Whitney Christmas time is here!  That means trees are going up and you finally have the perfect spot to display all of those Christmas crafts. This year, make a craft with the kiddos that will last through the years by baking up some salt dough ornaments. You Will Need: ½ cup salt ½ […]

This Year Give the Gift of Play-Doh

Quality Holiday Gift Giving for Nannies and Au Pairs By Lynn Wariara, Nanny and Author The toy industry is fickle and the hottest toy this holiday season won’t be played with just weeks after a child receives the gift. But, through all the fads and trends, Play-Doh remains just as popular as ever. We have been […]

Reuse Your Crafts

Wednesdays with Whitney By Whitney Tang Some crafts are great in that you can keep them up year round, however many tend to be seasonal. Yet that doesn’t mean you have to throw them in the trash! Teach the little ones to reuse their crafts from season to season by using versatile supplies and a […]

10 Gifts Nannies Can Help Kids Make for their Parents

Inexpensive Gift Giving By part-time Nanny Kids typically love to give their parents gifts, but they often lack the money needed to buy them, and it can seem silly to spend mom and dad’s money to buy them a gift. Instead of buying a gift, there are many things that kids can make for their […]

Thanksgiving Games for Nannies and Au Pairs

Wednesdays with Whitney Only one more day until Thanksgiving! Feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of keeping the entire kiddie table occupied for the day? Keep these games on hand to keep the kids busy and the parents child free. Thanksgiving Tic Tac Toe Put a holiday twist on this classic game by using mini pumpkins […]

Fall Tree and Leaf Hanging

Wednesdays with Whitney By Whitney Tang Getting toddlers to practice fine motor skills can be difficult – most kids just aren’t interested in holding a pencil correctly at the age of three. Why not stretch those motor skills in something a little bit more fun, seasonal, and interactive? This tree and leaf activity allows children […]

Fun and Educational Activities for Nannies and Au Pairs

It’s Easy to Have Fun While Learning Keeping children active and engaged is an important responsibility for nannies. However, it can sometimes be challenging to come up with new and exciting activities that children will enjoy. When planning activities, it is always important to keep in mind the ages of the children as well as […]

Wednesdays With Whitney

Melted Crayon Pictures By Whitney Tang Broken crayons are the bane of every nanny’s existence. They’re difficult to color with, they get lodged in cracks, and they take up unnecessary room in the craft box. Instead of living with these obnoxious nubs, turn them into an afternoon craft which doubles as a bright decoration for […]