Entertaining Kids on a Rainy Day

What Nannies and Au Pairs Can Do When it’s Raining Outside By Meredith K You probably don’t realize just how much time you spend outside with kids each day until it starts raining. Once you don’t have the option to ride bikes, go to the park or spend the day at the zoo, options for […]

Colored Rice

Rainy Day Sensory Play By Whitney Tang The wind is growling, the rain is cascading, the children are whining. What is a nanny to do after puddle jumping, spontaneous dancing, and storytelling have all been exhausted? Brighten up your stormy afternoon by making colored rice. It’s fun to make and will give grubby little fingers […]

April Showers Bring May Flowers Children’s Books and Activities About Rain

Weekly Trip to the Library It is Spring and in many parts of the country it rains a lot in the Spring. Below we recommend some great children children’s books about rain with corresponding activities to do with your charges with and/or in the rain. So, read these books and put on your rain slickers […]

Children’s Books and Activities About Rain

Weekly Trip to the Library for Nannies and Au Pairs In many parts of the world, spring brings rain. After reading books about rain (see below) teach your charges about the parts of the water cycle: precipitation, collection, evaporation, and condensation. Make a terranium to show the cycle of rain. Get a small plastic container […]

How to Make Children Laugh

Hands That Make You Laugh by Sheila Ellison Monday we asked what are the funniest things the children you care for have said. Today we describe another fun way to get your charges to lighten-up and have some fun from Sheila Ellison and her book 365 Ways to Raise Great Kids. Hands That Make You […]

Rain or Shine Get Outside

Nannies and Au Pairs Can Head Outside in the Rain with Children By Raechelle Masuda Rain or shine, getting outside with children provides endless possibilities. Walk around your neighborhood with a garbage bag and some gloves, pick up as you go. Take a field guide book with you on a hike and look for birds, […]