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 […]

A Blizzard of Snow Lesson Plans for Nannies and Au Pairs

Teaching Kids About Animal Tracks One of the greatest joys for kids is when they first walk outside after it snows and they leave footprints in the snow. Kids love comparing the different size and shapes of the footprints of their family members. So this week we recommend borrowing The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack […]

Teaching Styles for Nannies

How Do You Teach the Kids in Your Care?By Become a Nanny Whether a nanny focuses on the children’s education formally or informally, each day she is teaching the children in her care about themselves and the world around them. While how involved a nanny is with a child’s formal education will vary based on […]

Turn Reading a Children’s Book into a Lesson Plan

Review of Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel What’s better than inspirng children’s curiosity? One way to do that is to read a children’s book to your charge then continue doing activities inspired by the book. Today, we hope our Weekly Trip to the Library for nannies and au pairs will inspire child […]