Don’t Use Pull-Ups: Use Underwear and Waterproof Potty Training Covers to Potty Train

A lot has been learned about child development since I graduated college in the 90s. So, I bought the courses from Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive by Peter M. Vishton, Professor at The College of William and Mary to see what clinical discoveries have been made since I first learned about child development. […]

Teaching Phonics to Children

By ChildrenLearningReading.com Phonics is a necessary part of any good method of teaching children to read. Teaching children phonics and helping them develop phonemic awareness is the key to mastering words, which is the first key step toward successful reading. Children need to develop a knowledge of the letters, the sounds represented by the letters, […]

David Dolphin Worksheets for Preschool

Parents want their nannies to encourage learning with their children. Nannies should encourage leaning in everyday activities. But worksheets do play an important part of preparing children for school as well. David Dolphin Worksheets for Pre-School are created by a pre-school teacher and are great for parents and nannies to help ensure school readiness. School-aged […]

“Potty Train Your Child by NOON” by Kim McPherson

“Potty Train Your Child by NOON” is a “how-to” on potty-training from a mother, Kim MacPherson. You’ll learn if the time is right for the child you care for to start potty-training, plus what you’ll need. In “Potty Train Your Child by NOON” the author takes you through the five, fun-filled steps of the “big […]

Indoor Sand Play

Kids love digging, sifting, building, pouring, and exploring with sand. They love using their imaginations when given cars, trucks, people, and animals while playing in a sand box. They strengthen their small and large muscle groups as they mold wet sand into creative designs and pour dry sand through a sieve or sifter or into […]

FANSIDI Electric Baby Nail File

I finally found a nail trimmer I was able to use on an infant while they slept and didn’t wake the infant up! I used the FANSIDI Electric Nail File which is safe for babies and adults because it is quiet and has a light that made it easy to trim the sleeping baby’s nails. […]

My Travel Tray: Products Nannies Love

I like a tidy car and stroller. I also don’t like when kids watch screens in cars. That’s why I love the My Travel Tray. It keeps the children’s snacks, crayons, and toys neatly in the car or stroller without relying on a screen to occupy them. Strollers, booster seats, and car seats have cup […]

The Original Teething Egg

The Original Teething Egg’s unique shape provides the perfect amount of counterpressure a teething baby needs on both their top and bottom gums. Unlike traditional teethers, the curved shape of the egg provides full coverage of both the top and bottom gums. The smooth egg-shaped design is patented, and made from a unique TPE material […]

Peeps Chicken Coop

I always dye eggs for Easter with the children in my care but this year we made the Peep Chicken Coop as well. The children loved using the sugar cookie panels, Peeps chicks, premade icing, and assorted candies to make this holiday chicken coop. You don’t see all the sugar cookies in our coop because […]

Perler Beads

As this photo shows, one of my Nanny Kids loves Perler Beads. She spends hours and hours making beautiful patterns. For children with great fine motor skills Perler Beads are the best boredom buster ever. The girl in my care used the Sunny Days Perler Beads Kit, Perler Beads Flower Madness, and Perler Sunny Days […]