My oldest nanny kid is turning SIX this month! He's wild and adventurous, extremely intelligent, quite the artist, and a talented gymnast. While he has numerous skills and interests, I've noticed clear aptitudes shine through. He's at a fun age where those interests and aptitudes are becoming one. Have you also seen this happen in… Continue reading Ten $10 Birthday Gifts for 5 to 7 Year-Olds
I absolutely LOVE this time of year! It may have something to do with the fact that my birthday is around the corner... But seriously, I love February. I love that we're finally into the new year and the heavy food holidays are over. I love that...
Kids love to destroy things! At least, that how we see it as adults... But there's really a very normal developmental phenomenon happening in those instances. They're learning about their own power, cause and effect, and what parts make up larger objects. Tear art is a great way to allow this type of learning and… Continue reading Winter Craft for Kids: Tear-Art Snowman
First I just want to say: Congratulations -- You made it through 2020. But COVID hasn't magically disappeared, businesses are stilled closed, and social distancing hasn't gone away. With the cold weather moving in, we're going to need safe and practical ideas to keep everyone entertained and things running smoothly this winter. Whether you are… Continue reading Social Distancing Winter Activities to Do With Kids
This year has been disappointing...to say the least. Whether you were personally victimized by the coronavirus or felt only its psychological effects, this year didn't turn out the way you had hoped. It's hard to believe 2021 won't be better, won't bring about positive changes, won't offer hope, but with whatever the new year brings,… Continue reading New Year’s Family Activity: Wishing Jar
Regardless of whether you or your employers celebrate Christmas, it never hurts to offer up a token of your appreciation for their family. It just so happens that the holiday season is the perfect time for that. The only question is: What do you get for the people who trust you with their children, treat… Continue reading Help! What Do I Gift My Employers for Christmas?
This Christmas will look very different for many of us this year. Most of us will be home stuck inside because of the chilly winter weather. I know we're all getting a little impatient with each other and feeling on-edge. To help keep you and your kiddos sane, I've got some simple, some not-so simple,… Continue reading Indoor Christmas-Themed Crafts and Activities for Kids
Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on all of the good in our lives. Even with the coronavirus ravaging our 2020, there is still so much to be thankful for. Use this Thankful Turkey craft to share your gratitude and to help your nanny kids do the same. Supplies: Toilet Paper Roll6 Colors of Construction… Continue reading Thanksgiving Craft for Kids: Thankful Turkey
Halloween may be different this year, but that doesn't mean we can't create some spooky holiday decorations to display in our homes. These glittery spiderwebs and spiders are the perfect touch to any glamorous haunted house. Supplies: School glueWax paperGlitter Instructions: https://youtu.be/wDDpMVm-eJs On a sheet of wax paper, draw a spiderweb using glue. Make sure… Continue reading Halloween Craft for Kids: Glittery Spiderweb Decoration (Plus, a Fuzzy Spider)
Fall is here! There are so many great fall crafts to do with your nanny kids, but this popsicle stick scarecrow is one of my favorites. Though it requires some adult assistance, it's a pretty simple craft using items you probably already have in your craft bin. Supplies: Popsicle Sticks (You can use any size… Continue reading Fall Craft for Kids: Popsicle Stick Scarecrow Decoration