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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...
We have all been locked inside our home for months now. As nannies, we are responsible for continuing our charges' education and giving them activities that are fun and safe. You and the kids have probably finished more than a dozen 1,000-piece puzzles, decorated cakes, cookies, and cupcakes, and baked all sorts of dishes. But now you're running out of ideas: "What next!?" The lockdowns have spurred new trends, including tie-dyeing...
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,...
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...
Short stories aimed at a younger audience often help in developing a child’s moral character.  Countless folktales, fables, and fairytales have endured the test of time, with many still being passed down through generations. At times, parts of the story are modified, but the plot, idea, magic, and morals remain the same. We listed seven of the best and timeless stories nannies can read to children under their care. Some of these...
Many go to theatres or spend hours streaming movies to be entertained. Films cover a wide variety of topics and span across multiple genres. The impact it has on people makes it a powerful medium to convey morals and provoke the mind. It is also effective in educating children and introducing them to new concepts.  Educational movies have seen growing popularity among parents and caregivers. Kid-friendly films enable children to...
Reading is an essential activity for babies and young children. Sharing stories help children recognise sounds, words, and languages. Books also contain values and morals that can shape the way kids view the world. Just by looking at books, children will be introduced to new cultures, traditions, languages and perspectives.  Over the years, authors have published countless books that delve into the world of fantasy and family...
As a former primary school teacher, I can honestly say that reading at home does make a monumental difference to a child’s development. And for a nanny who is working in a home setting, I understand how difficult it can be to motivate your little readers and introduce an educational plan that often needs to be more ‘structured’.  To help you with this, I have come up with five simple and adaptable activities...
Dubai is one of the cities with the best architecture across the globe. Known for its bold style and towering skyscrapers , the largest city in the United Arab Emirates celebrates its Bedouin heritage with a modern twist.  Nannies and young children who are visiting the Middle Eastern location are bound for an adventure-filled break with family-friendly activities that are educational and exciting. Many activities are free,...