Paper Plate Llama and Llama Books

Children love making arts and crafts. I love reading corresponding children’s books to the children with the projects they make. You can purchase the supplies and books by clicking the links below or by visiting my stereo t by clicking here. You Will Need: White Paper PlatesScissorsPencilMarkers and CrayonsWhite Glue What to Do: 1. Fold […]

Using Positive Opposites to Encourage Good Behavior in Children

As a nanny I cannot, and should not, ever tell parents how to raise their children. But while working as a nanny I do like trying to use parenting concepts that encourage good behavior in children, while making kids feel good about themselves. Dr. Alan Kazdin is the author of “The KAZDIN Method for Parenting […]

“Dragons Love Tacos” by Adam Rubin and Paper Plate Taco Craft

After reading the beloved book “Dragons Love Tacos” by Adam Rubin make tacos out of paper plates with children. A 7-year-old child in my care also made a dragon out of a toilet paper cardboard tube. Don’t forget to serve your Nanny Kids tacos for lunch or dinner after reading this book! While reading “Dragons […]

Life-Size Self-Portraits

This project is from Collage Workshop For Kids by Shannin Merenstein Rip. Snip, Cut, and Create with Inspiration From The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. I borrowed Collage Workshop For Kids by Shannin Merenstein Rip. Snip, Cut, and Create with Inspiration From The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art from the library […]

Our Weather Touch and Feel Board Book and Craft

We have all heard, “April showers bring May flowers,” and it has been rainy this April in my neck of the woods. So, I have been reading about the rain and weather with my Nanny Kids. I love touch and feel books because engage young readers with in the books. After reading this fun book […]

“A Hundred Thousand Welcomes” by Mary Lee Donovan

There are almost as many ways of making someone feel welcome as there are people on our planet. To welcome another is to give that person and yourself a chance at a new connection, a new friendship, and maybe even new eyes through which to view the world. Journey around the globe as A Hundred […]

“How to Grow a Friend” by Sara Gillingham

How to Grow a Friend by Sara Gilmingham uses a lovely metaphor that teaches valuable lessons in how to treat others and make friendships blossom! Making a friend takes patience, care, and room to bloom — just like growing a flower. “To grow a friend first plant a seed in good soil.” A page turn […]

Make Collages with “Perfect Square” by Michael Hall

Perfect Square is a square book about a square that undergoes many changes of shape and of color. The square starts out as a red, four cornered shape. However, in the pages it is cut into tiny pieces, ripped into strips, and painted a variety of colors. With each new challenge from the unseen force, […]

Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzberg

I love Beautiful Oops! by Barney Saltzberg and so do my Nanny Kids. We all make mistakes. Making mistakes can be devastating especially for children. Beautiful Oops! encourages young artists to embrace their mistakes and make them into something beautiful…a “beautiful oops”. This is a great message for all ages and anything we make mistakes […]

Playing Dress Up with “Collage Workshop for Kids” by Shannon Merenstein

Collage Workshop for Kids: Rip, snip, cut, and create with inspiration from The Eric Carle Museum by Shannon Merenstein is an excellent resource for caregivers and is a pleasure to share with children from toddlers to primary school-age children. Artist Shannon Merenstein wrote the book with the art educators from the Eric Carle Museum. Eric […]