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 […]

Summer Learning with Toad and Frog

Review of Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel What’s better than inspiring children’s curiosity? One way to do that is to read a children’s book to your charge then continue doing activities inspired by the book. Today, we hope our Weekly Trip to the Library for nannies and au pairs will inspire child […]

Alphabet Cookies for Summer Learning

Wednesdays with Whitney Summer is a wonderful time, but with it comes the “Summer Slide.” Learning slips and even basic knowledge takes a vacation. This is especially true with preschoolers and kindergartners who are just learning their letters, counting, and the like. Making alphabet cookies is a sweet way to keep learning in the home […]

4 Tips for Making Play Time More Educational

Children Learn Through PlayBy Lauren Bailey Any good nanny knows the importance of a good education. Children with an education more readily know the difference between right and wrong. They are quick thinkers and adept at analyzing new information. A solid education is one of the most important parts of a healthy childhood. But, at […]

Fun for Nannies and Au Pairs: Teaching with Clifford’s Big Idea

Weekly Trip to the Library for Nannies and Au Pairs When children are given opportunities to try new things, they gain confidence and belief in themselves. Learning about one’s own potential early in life can help motivate and inspire young children to become the best they can be! Read Clifford’s Family (Clifford’s Big Ideas)and Clifford […]

Have You Collected Bugs With the Kids?

Product Nannies Love: Bug Collecting Kits I admit it, I’m afraid of bugs. But, most kids think bugs are neat. They are a vital part of our ecosystem, so if you have some hours to fill this summer, collecting bugs and learning about them can be a fun experience for you and the kids. In fact, using […]

Summer Counting and Number Activities for Nannies and Au Pairs to Do With Children

Illustrate a Counting Book In this activity the child will combine counting with reading and writing. Read and compare a variety of counting books together. Discuss what goes into a good counting book. Are accurate illustrations important? Does a story make the counting book more interesting? Plan to make a counting book. You may choose […]