Cinnamon Rolls

Cooking for Kids Cinnamon rolls are the quintessential comfort food. The perfect cinnamon roll is super soft and fluffy, perfectly chewy, packed with cinnamon flavor, and covered in a luscious cream cheese cinnamon roll icing. I found this recipe in Real Simple Magazine. You Will Need: DOUGH: 3 ¾ cups plus 3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour, […]

How Can You Protect the Earth?

Earth Day Project Earth Day will be celebrated this Friday, April 22 and this weekend in communities throughout the world. Some simple and tangible ways to help the kids in your care protect the world is by recycling; not wasting water; walking or biking to school and activities; turning off lights; and not littering. In […]

Thanksgiving Cornucopias

Cooking With Kids Cornucopias, sometimes called Horn of Plenties, are a common symbol of Thanksgiving. Typically cornucopias are filled with the produce, flowers, and foods of the harvest. Here’s a quick and easy cornucopia made with ice cream cones for the kids for Thanksgiving. What You Need: Waffle Cones or Large Sugar Ice Cream Cones Favorite […]

And Then It’s Spring by Julie Fogliano

Weekly Trip to the Library This is a great book to help young children notice the small changes that come ever so gradually with the shift from winter to spring. After a long snowy winter a boy and his dog decide to plant a garden. They dig the brown earth, they plant, and they wait. […]

What Are Your Favorite Fingerplays and Preschool Songs?

Why Nannies Should Use Fingerplays and Musical Acitivities with Children According to Dr. Harry Steckman of the Steckman Studio of Music in Oak Park, Illinois, nannies should use age-appropriate musical activities to aid in child development. Within just a few weeks after birth babies respond to human voices with gurgling. By seven- to eight-months-old children move their […]

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pulls

Cooking With Kids I have teen-aged boys come to the house after school to play soccer, hockey, and basketball each day. They need big snacks with a lot of sustenance to have enough energy to play their sports. That’s why I constantly search the Internet for snacks for the back of high-energy teens. Luckily the […]