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 […]

Secret Code Wheel

Creative Wednesday Let the kids pretend to be secret agents and uncover messages left in code. It’s easy to make a Secret Code Maker for the kids with circles cut out of poster board or with two small paper plates. Follow the instructions and images below so you and the kids can make secret messages […]

Want to Help You Nanny Kids Read Better?

Teaching Phonics Phonics gives us the tools to sound out and learn thousands of words without depending upon memorization. Phonics is simply the relationship between the letters of the alphabet and the sounds they make. Use phonics to teach children the most common sound-spelling relationships so that they can decode, or sound out, words. This […]

Compound Caterpillars

Creative Wednesdays It is fun making Compound Caterpillars with the kids. Explain that a compound word is two separate words that are combined to make one word. Take turns naming compound words. Write the words on a chart. Then create Compound Caterpillars as we did below. You Will Need: Construction Paper Markers Circle to Trace […]

Why Nannies Should Read to Kids Each Day

Nanny Confessions: We Must Teach Kids to Love Books I confess, it is sometimes hard for me to make time to read to kids everyday. But, no matter how busy the day gets, it’s vital to read aloud to children to help them learn to love reading. You don’t have to like reading yourself. You […]

10 Benefits of Reading Aloud to Babies

Without the Motivation to Read, Children Don’t Read It is vital that nannies and au pairs read to children of every age to help kids develop the love of reading. In the book, Baby Read-Aloud Basics,Caroline J. Blackmore and Barbara Weston Ramirez they explain that without the motivation to read, children don’t read. In Baby […]