Hot Wheels and Matchbox Car Storage

A mother recently asked me to store her children’s Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars. To determine what were the best storage products I first had the children help me count how many toys cars they each have. Then, each child was allowed to determine if they want their cars displayed in their bedrooms or playroom […]

Making a Patriotic Friendship Bracelet

An 8-year-old in my care is making red, white, and blue friendship bracelets for all of her friends for Labor Day. Rainbow Loom and the Mega Rainbow Loom kits allows kids to make all kinds of friendship bracelet creations. The Original rubber band set from Rainbow Loom is the perfect craft to keep kids busy […]

6 Time Tracking Apps for Nannies and Sitters

Whether nannies are paid daily, weekly, or bi-weekly it’s important for in-home caregivers to track the hours they work so they are paid the proper amount of overtime. Many nannies use a piece of notebook paper, daily log, or paper calendar to write down the hours worked. But in this technological-age there are easy apps […]

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 […]