Rethinking Columbus: The Next 500 Years

New Way to Learn About Columbus Rethinking Columbus: The Next 500 Years There is a lot of controversy about Columbus Day. Columbus Day is observed on the second Monday in October every year to honor the anniversary of the “discovery” of America on October 12, 1492. From the viewpoint of the Europeans, Columbus discovered North […]

Welcome to the Family by Mary Hoffman

Positive Message – But Check With Parents Before Reading this Book to Your Charges If you work for a nontraditional family or would like to help sensitize the children you care for to different types of families we recommend reading Welcome to the Family by Mary Hoffman. But, you should discuss the book with the children’s […]

6 Children’s Books for Rosh Hashanah

Jewish New Year Book Reviews Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. If your nanny kids celebrate the Jewish New Year read some of the following children’s books with them. Have them make cards for friends and family, and make sweet treats and foods to symbolize a sweet new year. For example, your nanny kids […]

14 Books to Eat What You Read

Read Books About Food, Then Serve the Foods to the Kids Books are said to be nourishing for the soul. Make them nourishing to your nanny kids’ bodies as well by reading the following children’s books to them and serve them the foods discussed in the stories. 1. Stone Soup First published in 1947, this […]

Teach Kids About Child Labor Laws

Labor Day Children’s Books It is Labor Day weekend in the United States. Labor Day is celebrated in the on the first Monday of September. The U.S. established Labor Day as a federal holiday in 1894 following years of social unrest between laborers and employers. During the Industrial Revolution adults and children worked long, hard […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

10 Great Saint Patrick’s Day Children’s Books

Weekly Trip to the Library Saint Patrick’s Day is today in observance of the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. What began as a religious feast day in the 17th century has evolved into a variety of festivals across the globe celebrating Irish culture with parades, special foods, music, dancing, and a […]

The Hat by Jan Brett and 6 Learning Activities

Weekly Trip to the Library Read Jan Brett’s fun book The Hat then do some fun corresponding activities with the kids. In The Hat: Oversized Board Book Lisa’s woolen stocking flies off the clothesline, Hedgie finds it and pokes his nose in. He tries to pull it out, the stocking gets stuck on his prickles […]