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12 Best Baby and Toddler Books for Valentine’s Day

Weekly Trip to the Library It is vital that nannies and au pairs read to children of every age to help develop their love of reading. Since the baby’s brain is equipped to absorb enormous amounts of information from birth to two-years-old it is critical that caregivers read to little ones to encourage their language […]

Our 6 Favorite Children’s Books About MLK

Weekly Trip to the Library On Monday Americans honor the great civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of service. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a United States holiday marking the birth date of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., observed on the third Monday of January each year, around […]

Books for Kids and Nannies About New Year’s Resolutions

How to Keep New Year’s Resolutions At some time in your life, you’ve undoubtedly made a New Year’s Resolution and broken it. This year, stop the cycle of resolving to make a change, but not following through. You can also teach the kids about New Year’s Resolutions by reading the following children’s books about the topic.   Squirrel’s New […]

10 Best Hanukkah Children’s Books

Books Make the Best Holiday Gifts I think books are the best holiday gifts nannies can give to the children that are left in their care. Not only will the children and their parents enjoy the books, they are affordable for nannies or au pairs on a budget. Books are quality gifts because a love […]

11 Best Halloween Children’s Books

Weekly Trip to the Library Most of our nanny kids with be dressing up in costumes, walking in school parades, and trick-or-treating next week for Halloween. It’s always fun to help build anticipation for any holiday by reading books with children. Here are some of my nanny kids’ favorite Halloween books. You can purchase any […]

5 Cookbooks For ADHD Diets

Weekly Trip to the Library If you care for a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) you undoubtedly notice that diet does affect their behavior. Many of the authors of the cookbooks believe that diet actually causes ADHD. Although diet may not be a cure to the symptoms of being hyperactive and inattentive, anyone […]

Use Age-Appropriate Books to Talk to Kids About Hurricane Irma

Children’s Books About Hurricanes Reading children’s books is always a great way to discuss difficult topics with children. Today I am sharing some children’s books to help nannies, au pairs, and parents have age-appropriate discussions about hurricanes with children. I found these book reviews a year ago by Elizabeth Kennedy and Susan Larson during a […]

4 Books that Teach Us About Patriotic Songs

 Labor Day Children’s Books For Labor Day most Americans are attending parades hearing patriotic songs that we all have known since childhood. Here are my favorite children’s books that describe the stories behind some of my favorite songs.  My Country, ‘Tis of Thee: How One Song Reveals the History of Civil Rights by Claire Rudolf Murphy […]

Children’s Books About 4th of July

Weekly Trip to the Library Next week American’s celebrate their Independence from Great Britain on the 4th of July. Independence Day is commonly celebrated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, picnics, concerts, political speeches and ceremonies celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Get the kids in your care in the mood for the […]

Penguin Fun: Crafts and Books

Trip to the Library What child doesn’t like penguins? And now that’s it is cold outside we are reading and doing more indoor crafts. So, this week I borrowed books from the library about penguins and we made some penguins from different shapes cut out from colored construction paper. Read the books to the kids […]