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Pretend play is a vital part of a child’s development. Activities that encourage children to “make-believe” and explore their creativity is not only fun; it also helps develop essential life skills they can use growing up.  Imaginative play is an activity that allows the child to play a character and act out experiences that capture their interests. Creating a pretend space can aid in the development of a...
Most children develop an understanding of maths at a young age. Addition, subtraction, and counting can be learned through everyday interactions. Toddlers use early maths in their daily activities and play. The knowledge they gain helps them get ready for lessons taught in schools. Early maths does not mean teaching the children how to use a calculator. Simple activities such as counting the steps as you go up and down the stairs can...
The development of a child’s five most essential senses: hearing, sight, touch, taste, and smell, is one of the foremost support a child needs for the development of their language and cognitive capabilities, fine and motor skills, social interaction, and problem-solving.  Even though children can develop their senses in the outside world through experiences, nannies, parents, and childcare workers can further develop a...
Glasgow is known for being one of the friendliest places in Scotland. Once an important shopping port, the city has gone through changes and had become the place for some of the best restaurants and attractions in the country. Nannies and children who have a chance to walk around Glasgow will never get tired of exploring its beautiful parks and massive football stadiums. The children are also sure to have a memorable experience touring all...
Being financially stable is a dream for expat teachers living and working abroad. Imagine a world where you don’t have to worry about whether you have enough to pay for your bills and your personal expenses. How would you like to earn more than enough that you can save for your future? Many work in a  different country, far from family and friends, so they can earn more than enough to be debt-free. Being financial stable does...
Finding toys for kids can be a difficult task. There are a lot of factors that a nanny should take into consideration when choosing the right toy, including safety, hygiene, and its benefits. Newborn and infant aisles in modern toy stores offer thousands of different items, which means you need some criteria to narrow the options.  Young kids will accept any toy you give them. While they should be fun, nannies should also remember...
This year’s Halloween season may prove to be far different from those we held in previous years. With COVID-19 raging worldwide, the children are forced to remain indoors. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t find ways to make this holiday as fun and exciting as any other celebration! Halloween is known as the season where people can dress up as whoever they want to be. It’s also extremely popular among kids as they...
The kids are growing. They’re learning how to imitate sounds that they hear from the television or the people around them. The little three-year-old is finally able to recite numbers one to ten. You must be thinking, “It’s time to teach them how to read, but where do I begin?” Nannies are childcare workers who bear the special responsibility of teaching younger children under their care different life skills,...
Italy is filled with crowds of tourists for most of the year. Most of the cities in this beautiful country is overflowing with art, Renaissance buildings and endless lines of visitors hoping for a chance to experience the country’s spirit. However, there are hidden gems in every city that nannies should know about in case the opportunity arises to visit with the charges.  Florence is considered one of the most...
Today's guest post on making and using playdough comes from Sophie, of a unique Instagram page called Little Happy Learners  and mother to two young boys. Sophie's page is filled with tons of activities and games for nannies to make using simple materials such as cardboard and glue. Little Happy Learners' non-toxic recipe for playdough that allows children to create and mould different shapes and forms was one of...
Want to know the best Netflix shows to watch together with kids? Netflix contains a multitude of amazing shows for every audience and will be adding new shows from a different genre every month. Movie sessions are a great way to strengthen the bond between a nanny and children because they can interact with each other while watching the shows and they can give their thoughts and comments about the film after they finish it. Here is a...
Part of the role of being a nanny includes teaching your charges life skills, proper manners, and preparing them for success. One of the most important life skills children need to know (and one that is generally omitted at school) is how to manage finances properly.  Teaching young children how to be financially savvy can help them succeed from an early age. Your teaching may involve how to make a budget plan, how...