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A Week of STEAM

  While single aspects of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) can be fun and educational; when we connect these fields children make more sense of them all. When I plan a week of related projects I try to have several books on hand to read every day with a mix of fiction as… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | October 16, 2017

Eclipse Brings Universe of Fun to Nanny World

On Monday, August 21, 2017, a Total Solar Eclipse is coming to the United States! Although I’m not in the path of totality I’m still really excited!  I’m looking forward to having the opportunity to teach my charges (ages nearly 3 and turning 6 this week!) about this celestial wonder! We will get to experience… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , | August 17, 2017

Nannying For The Child With Special Needs

  As modern families continue to grow, they have become more prone to hiring professional, experienced nannies to support the day-to-day management of their busy households. As a result, nanny roles have become much more complex and integral to the family dynamic than ever before. Nannies are expected to be more deeply involved in the… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | July 31, 2017

Healthy and Effective Ways to Feed Your Littles

“Patience works better than pressure” According to nutritional studies adults gravitate towards the same foods eaten during childhood. Young children need nutritious foods to grow and be healthy. Getting them to eat can sometimes be challenging and frustrating. It is normal for young children to protest to lots of things and eating healthy foods tops… Read more »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , | July 10, 2017

Pump Up The Volume

Most nannies are looking for new ways to engage their charges.  New and innovative ways to add value by integrating skills and concepts is within your reach.  Start by thinking of a simple everyday activity then pump it up!  The first priority is to ensure the activity is safe.  Next, consider if it is developmentally… Read more »


Tags: , , , | December 3, 2015

Nanny Resources: 100 Ways to Connect with Your Charges

Once you get your nanny job you will need to connect with the kids you will be watching.  Depending on the ages of the children, this task can be simple or very challenging.  It may also depend on if the kids have previously had a nanny and how they felt about her.  The best thing… Read more »


Tags: , | July 14, 2014

Nanny Resources: Fun Ways to Learn Letters and Numbers

It is summer, and nannies and parents every where are searching for exciting, engaging and educational outdoor play suggestions for their children.  Sharon Rief, owner of Teacher Resources For Parents, would like to share some fun multi-sensory ways to teach letters and numbers to young kids. 1) Sand or shaving cream on a cookie sheet :… Read more »


Tags: , | July 7, 2014