Nanny Love Message Board

Wednesdays with Whitney It’s National Nanny Recognition Week (NNRW)! Some recognize the week by a celebration dessert, others by a day at the spa. I think it’s important though to use NNRW to celebrate with your charges all the reasons you love being not only a nanny, but THEIR nanny! That’s exactly what this message […]

Spoon Painting

Wednesdays with Whitney Painting is such a great way to express yourself, but sometimes paintbrushes just don’t tell the whole story. I find that this unorthodox method of painting is a great way to help children express their high powered emotions, like anger or excitement. Try it out the next time your little one gets […]

Dry Erase Surfaces

dry erase board Wednesdays with Whitney Dry Erase boards are great for practicing letters, learning math, and playing games like tic tac toe over and over again. Plus, they’re mess free! Unfortunately, small dry erase boards get lost easily and large ones can be expensive. Try these alternatives for some everyday around the house fun! […]

Fun With Chalk Series (Part 3)

Wednesdays with Whitney Nothing means summer more than baseball. Finish off the summer strong by putting that sidewalk chalk to yet another use before the summer ends! Baseball Having problems teaching the kids the logistics of baseball without bases? Use chalk to remedy the problem. 1. Start by drawing each base. Make home plate look […]

Fun With Chalk Series (Part 2)

Wednesdays with Whitney The kids are beginning to get bored with sidewalk chalk now that summer is nearing an end. Spice it up with this second installation of the Fun with Chalk Series. Race Car Track Why draw a smiley face or a beach scene when you can be drawing the race track of every […]

Fun with Chalk Series (Part 1)

Wednesdays with Whitney Everyone knows that chalk is great for drawing and making hopscotch. But most people just leave it at that. I encourage you to hop outside the box and stretch your chalk creativity to new levels! Color Run Color runs are sweeping the nation with a unified front of color + exercise = […]

Outdoor Water Activity: Bike Wash

Wednesday with Whitney Water play is key during hot summer days. Keep the kids cool with this fun water activity published by Parents Magazine. Invite all the kids in the neighborhood to bring their trikes, scooters, and strollers along too. What You Need: Bike, trike, or even a bunch of small matchbox cars Washable markers Buckets […]

Alphabet Cookies for Summer Learning

Wednesdays with Whitney Summer is a wonderful time, but with it comes the “Summer Slide.” Learning slips and even basic knowledge takes a vacation. This is especially true with preschoolers and kindergartners who are just learning their letters, counting, and the like. Making alphabet cookies is a sweet way to keep learning in the home […]

Summer Ice Eggs

Wednesdays with Whitney Do you see any hot, blistering days coming up on the calendar? Prepare for them with this easy activity which will keep the kids busily entertained both today AND on your sweltering hot day! Supplies  Eggs  Push pin  Water  Small objects (Lego people work great for this!)  […]

Summer Igloos

Wednesdays with Whitney The best part about summer by far is the warm weather, allowing us to spend oodles of time outside with the kiddos. However, the worst part about summer is also the warm weather! In some places, the temperatures can reach up to the 100’s on a daily basis. Definitely NOT the type […]