How Nannies Can Use the 80/20 Principle to Achieve More Doing Less

The 80/20 Principle suggests that 80 percent of our results come from 20 percent of our efforts. The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Achieving More with Less by Richard Koch shows how we can achieve much more with much less effort, time, and resources, simply by identifying and focusing our efforts on the 20 percent […]

Give the Pigeon a Bath!

Creative Wednesdays My six-year-old Nanny Kid absolutely loves any book by Mo Willems. Her current favorite book by the beloved author is The Pigeon Needs a Bath!. So we just had to make a fun craft to correspond with her current obsession. We made a dirty paper pigeon on one side and a clean pigeon […]

10 Valentine’s Day Books for Early Learners

Weekly Trip to the Library Here are some of my favorite Valentine’s Day books at a variety of reading levels for preschoolers to second graders. Why are they my favorite books? Because these are my Nanny Kids’ favorite books. Pick the appropriate books depending on your Nanny Kid’s level of reading. The child will enjoy […]

10 Children’s Books About the Pandemic

Weekly Trip to the Library Tonight, Tuesday, January 12 I will be discussing children’s books with Rebecca Pearcy for the US Nanny Association. Below is a reference sheet that will be mentioned in the discussion about children’s books that discuss the pandemic. There are actually dozens of great books discussing everything about the pandemic from […]

10 Children’s Books Web Sites

Access to Children’s During Pandemic This Tuesday, January 12 at 8 EST / 7 CST I will discuss the importance of using children’s books for nannies with Rebecca Pearcy for the US Nanny Association at https://m.facebook.com/usnannyassociation/ Below is a resource list of children’s books web sites that will be discussed during our conversation. During the […]

“Curious About Snow” by Gina Shaw

Weekly Trip to the Library In Curious About Snow this 8-inch by 8-inch non-fiction book answers the most basic questions about snow. When does it snow? Why is snow white? How do we know no two snowflakes are alike? (Hint: the proof is in the photographs, first made in the 1890s). With full-color photographs and […]

“The Stars Will Shine” by Cynthia Rylant

Weekly Trip to the Library The Stars Will Still Shine serves as a reassuring reminder that good things are always around the corner. After a year of coronavirus there is no better book to read with your Nanny Kids start the new year off right. Written in response to troubled times by one of the […]

“Kwanzaa” by L.A. Amber

Weekly Trip to the Library Kwanzaa is a celebration honoring African heritage and culture in the African-American community, lasting from December 26th to January 1st each year. Kwanzaa: 7 Principles, Celebration, Decorations, Traditions and Symbols: A Kwanzaa Book for Kids by L.A. Amber teaches children all about the celebrations, practices and traditions of Kwanza. This […]

Elf on the Shelf

Great Christmas Tradition and Gift Children around the world adore the tradition of a Elf on the Shelf who comes to visit and delivers nightly reports to Santa throughout the Christmas season. It’s how Santa crafts his Nice List! Each morning the Elf on the Shelf lands in a new spot in your home, creating […]

“The Dreidel That Wouldn’t Spin” by Martha Seif Simpson and Make a Dreidel Craft

Weekly Trip to the Library The Dreidel that Wouldn’t Spin: A Toyshop Tale of Hanukkah is a folklore-inspired tale. In this story, a magical dreidel just won’t spin for greedy, spoiled children. The shopkeeper wonders: will it spin for another child — one who carries the true spirit of Hanukkah in his heart? The Dreidel […]