The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle

Weekly Trip to the Library It’s difficult for children to learn to share. Children are seldom capable of true empathy under the age of six. Prior to that time they share because we condition them to do so. Don’t expect a child less than two or 2½ to easily accept sharing. I typically read children’s […]

Roller Coaster by Marla Frazee

Weekly Trip to the Library I always love doing a craft project that corresponds with the book after reading it to the children. This week we read Roller Coaster and made a paper roller coaster. Marla Frazee has illustrated many acclaimed picture books, some of which she also wrote, such as Roller Coaster. In this story […]

A Little SPOT Wears A Mask by Diane Albers

Weekly Trip to the Library A Little SPOT Wears A Mask is one of the best children’s books related to Covid-19 to help teach preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten children how, and why, to wear masks. Schools and businesses are requiring everyone to wear masks and that can cause some confusion and anxiety for children. A […]

Germs vs. Soap by Didi Dragon

Weekly Trip to the Library Despite telling children to wash their hands over and over again since the pandemic started I’m still having trouble getting one of the kids I babysit to wash his hands every time he enters the home. I have to hover over him because he often turns on the water and […]

The Perfect Shelter by Clare Helen Walsh

Weekly Trip to the Library If you and your Nanny Kids are like most during the coronavirus pandemic you inevitably know someone who has been terribly sick due to Covid-19. The Perfect Shelter, by Clare Helen Welsh and illustrated by Asa Gilland, is a moving picture book which is profoundly relevant at this time. This […]

Books by Mark Loewen

Weekly Trip to the Library Mark Loewen met the love of his life and a few years later they became dads through open adoption. Raising a girl opened his eyes to the unique challenges girls and women experience in today’s world. He wanted to support his daughter the best way he could, knowing that as […]

A Family is a Family is a Family by Sara O’Leary

Weekly Trip to the Library June is Pride month in the United States so its the perfect time to start teaching kids about different family structures. I love reading A Family Is a Family Is a Family by Sara O’Leary with children to start the conversation about different types of family units. A Family Is […]

Coronavirus: A Free Digital Book for Children

Weekly Trip to the Library Axel Scheffler has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it. Published by Nosy Crow, and written by staff within the company, the book has had expert input: Professor […]

Does Punishing a Child that Lies Make them Lie More?

Nanny Confessions I confess, it drives me nuts when my Nanny Kid’s lie (or an adult does for that matter). It’s easier to fix a problem if people of all ages are just honest. I think it’s pretty normal for many kids to exaggerate or stretch the truth for attention or to help them feel […]

From Grapes to Jelly by Bridget Heo

Weekly Trip to the Library I love “The Who Made My Lunch” series of children’s books that takes readers on the journey of common household foods travel from farm, to factory, to table. After reading From Grapes to Jelly be sure to make some recipes using jelly. Allow the kids to spread jelly on their […]