Blubber by Judy Blume

Book Review by Kids for Kids Review By Lizzie, 9-Years-Old We have been talking about bullying in school. So, my nanny recommended I read Blubber by Judy Blume and discuss it with her. I am glad I did because I never want to be a bully and hope I can stand up to a bully […]

Do the Kids You Care for Talk-Back?

How to Respond to Disrespectful Behavior I care for a four-year-old with a terrible habit of whining, a moody tween, and a teen that talks-back. I admit when the teen talks-back it enrages me. I know it’s normal for youngsters to whine and for tweens to be moody so why do I have so much […]

Pick a Circle, Gather Squares: A Fall Harvest of Shapes by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky

Weekly Trip to the Library Pick a Circle, Gather Squares: A Fall Harvest of Shapes by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky is a great book to share with the children this Autumn. It captures the atmosphere and activity at a pumpkin patch. As the family takes a hayride through the pumpkin patch they point out many different […]

A Squirrel’s Tale… by Richard Fowler

Weekly Trip to the Library My four-year-old charge’s favorite book this Autumn has been A Squirrel’s Tale by Richard Fowler. She loves watching the squirrels scurry around gathering acorns to stock their winter food supply. That’s why I’m certain she loves this book on the same topic. This book has the cutest cardboard squirrel with a felt tail that takes an […]

A Spoonful of Sugar by Brenda Ashford

Weekly Trip to the Library I urge all nannies read A Spoonful of Sugar: A Nanny’s Story. It’s been a long time since I’ve been lost in a book but I literally fell in love with A Spoonful of Sugar: A Nanny’s Story by Brenda Ashford and I couldn’t put it down. It is a delightful true story […]

Aesop’s Fables

Weekly Trip to the Library Aesop’s Fables are stories that teach morals through the use of animals and nature. These stories have been passed down from one generation to the next over the course of thousands of years. The animals in fables are representative of the most powerful human emotions – both positive and negative – […]

Children’s Books About Labor Day

Weekly Trip to the Library We celebrate Labor Day as the last weekend of summer by having picnics, barbecues, parades, and water sports. But, the holiday is the perfect time to teach kids about the jobs that people do as well. Here are some children’s books from and the book reviews included on the web […]

Deceptively Delicious by Jessica Seinfeld

Should We Hide, or Not Hide, Veggies in Kids’ Food? I love the cookbook Deceptively Delicious. Jessica Seinfeld, the wife of comedian Jerry Seinfeld and a mother of three, shows us how to add vegetables that kids find unappetizing on their own, to foods kids love. With the help of a nutritionist and a professional chef, […]

Jamberry by Bruce Degen

Weekly Trip to the Library Jamberry by Bruce Degen Since it’s berry season there’s no better time to take a trip to the farmer’s market and pick out the kids’ favorite berries. Then, stop by the library and borrow a copy of Jamberry by Bruce Degen. Serve the kids a snack of berries and whipped cream while […]

Novels Both Boys and Girls Love

photo from Weekly Trip to the Library I make a very conscious effort to allow the kids in my care to play with any toy they want to and to avoid creating strict gender roles. I want the girls to be independent and strong and encourage them to play sports. I want to encourage […]