Rethinking Columbus: The Next 500 Years

New Way to Learn About Columbus Rethinking Columbus: The Next 500 Years There is a lot of controversy about Columbus Day. Columbus Day is observed on the second Monday in October every year to honor the anniversary of the “discovery” of America on October 12, 1492. From the viewpoint of the Europeans, Columbus discovered North […]

Welcome to the Family by Mary Hoffman

Positive Message – But Check With Parents Before Reading this Book to Your Charges If you work for a nontraditional family or would like to help sensitize the children you care for to different types of families we recommend reading Welcome to the Family by Mary Hoffman. But, you should discuss the book with the children’s […]

6 Children’s Books for Rosh Hashanah

Jewish New Year Book Reviews Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. If your nanny kids celebrate the Jewish New Year read some of the following children’s books with them. Have them make cards for friends and family, and make sweet treats and foods to symbolize a sweet new year. For example, your nanny kids […]

Teach Kids About Child Labor Laws

Labor Day Children’s Books It is Labor Day weekend in the United States. Labor Day is celebrated in the on the first Monday of September. The U.S. established Labor Day as a federal holiday in 1894 following years of social unrest between laborers and employers. During the Industrial Revolution adults and children worked long, hard […]

Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty by James M Lange

Weekly Trip to the Library Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty is a book about tackling academic dishonesty at its roots. It is written for teachers, but there is good information in it that is helpful for nannies. The most important information I found in the book for nannies is how to compliment and reward […]

6 Activities to Do with “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?”

Weekly Trip to the Library Author Bill Martin, Jr. was an elementary-school principal, teacher, writer, and poet. His more than 300 books, among them the bestselling classics Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?; Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?; Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?; and Chicka Chicka Boom […]

13 Children’s Books of Black American Heroes

Black History Month Black History Month was created to celebrate the history of African-Americans in the United States, which was typically not included in history textbooks in America. It is inspiring for children to learn of the difficult struggles of African Americans who overcame to become American heroes. Here are some of our favorite children’s […]

Our 6 Favorite Children’s Books About MLK

Weekly Trip to the Library On Monday Americans honor the great civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of service. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a United States holiday marking the birth date of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., observed on the third Monday of January each year, around […]

Autumn Leaves by Ken Robbins

Weekly Trip to the Library Prepare kids for fall nature walks with this bright, informative celebration of leaves by Ken Robbins. Acclaimed photographer Ken Robbins lets the blazing colors of 13 North American deciduous trees shine without technical assistance. Robbins provides life-sized reproductions of leaves, shown clearly against a white background, making it easy to […]

15 Best Rhyming Books for Beginning Readers

There is a reason that children’s books rhyme. When teaching reading and spelling, patterns using rhyming words really helps. For example, if a child can read the word cat, they can figure out how to spell bat, fat, hat, mat, and sat just by replacing the beginning letter. Research shows that learning to manipulate words […]