8 Best Baby Nasal Aspirators

Products Nannies Love Babies 12 months and younger breathe solely through their noses. It’s difficult for most children to blow their own noses until three-years-old. That makes nasal aspirators are a must have tool for nannies when working with infants. Bulb Aspirators have the most simple design, are easy to use, inexpensive, but have a […]

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Cardboard Box and Roll Maze

Creative Wednesday This is a very easy project to make with recyclable products that promote creativity and helps develop motor skills. We made a simple maze that preschoolers will enjoy. But you can easily make it harder for older kids by adding numbers to the tubes in the order the ball needs to go through […]

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10 Best Children’s Books for Mother’s Day

Weekly Trip to the Library Mother’s Day is coming up this Sunday in America. These are some great books to read with your nanny kids to prepare for the holiday. Although it’s not necessary for nannies and au pairs to buy Mother’s Day gifts for the mothers they work for, giving children’s books as gifts […]

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I Love You Maaaa!

Mother’s Day Card After working as a nanny for over 25-years it’s hard trying to find new ideas for Mother’s Days cards and gifts to make with my nanny kids for their mothers. But I found this adorable lamb idea at the craftymorning blog. It would be perfect to make with white paint on dark […]

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What I Love About Mom Book

Great Mother’s Day Gift This little What I Love About Mom Fill In The Love Journal contains fill-in-the-blank lines for the kids to fill in why their mom’s the best. Just help them complete each line and voilà: you have a uniquely personal gift Mother will read again and again. Make it as hilarious, honest, […]

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Straw and Pipe Cleaner Geometry

Creative Wednesday Teaching shapes is fun. Using simple materials, my 8-year-old charge created squares, triangles, diamonds, quadrangles, and more. Older kids can be more creative and make 3-D shapes such as cubes. Build them, take them apart, and start all over again. You Will Need: Pipe Cleaners Straws Safety Scissors What to Do: Show the […]

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11 Children’s Books for Earth Day

Weekly Trip to the Library It is Earth Day! Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. Worldwide events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day events in more than 193 countries are now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network. Here are some great children’s […]

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Do You Correct Your Nanny Kid’s Homework?

Reading the book The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed by Jessica Lahey has been life-changing for the way I support my youngest nanny kid during homework. I admit I used to hover, tried to help when they moaned or cried, and would double check […]

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“Mossy” by Jan Brett and Activities

Weekly Trip to the Library Mossy is an eastern box turtle who loves the pond so much that she spends all of her time there. Moss, plants, and flowers begin to take root on her shell. Dr. Carolina and her niece Tory are thrilled to find Mossy in the reeds, and they take her up […]

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Corn Casserole

Cooking With Kids I have yet to meet a kid that doesn’t love corn. This is a simple and basic corn casserole recipe found on nearly every recipe web site. Children are more apt to try new foods they are allowed to help make. So be sure to have them help gather the ingredients, measure, […]

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