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When it’s holiday time and you’re caring for the kids while their mums and dads are busy at work, it can be taxing on any nanny to try to dream up new and exciting ideas to engage them. They need entertainment, but of course you don’t want to let them loose on the iPads just yet . You can’t take them out for ice cream all the time, so how about getting them to learn something and have fun while doing it? Here are 7...
Are you looking for an afternoon activity to involve your charges in which will keep them entertained for a few hours, whilst also getting them thinking and providing them with long term benefits? If you have kids aged 5 or over, perhaps a time capsule is the idea for you! To make your time capsule you will need: A mixture of toys, souvenirs, photos and non-perishables, a box, a spade, a suitable plot to bury your capsule A...
Need an idea to keep kids entertained? A treasure hunt (or scavenger hunt) is a wonderful special idea to fill up an afternoon. This particular treasure hunt was for my charge Max to celebrate his 6th birthday - and needless to say he loved it! Max and his brother spent ages running round the house finding clues and working them out! At the end of the hunt, his prize was his birthday presents; giving the boys some lovely new toys to play...
If you work as a nursery teacher, a nanny or a tutor, you’ll know that keeping kids entertained and engaged whilst teaching can be a challenging task! And, of course, you’ll know that a resource of good quality teaching materials can be invaluable, especially when you need to think up something fast to keep your students focused and interested.   So, at www.jobsinchildcare.com , we came up with our own top pick of...
No matter how good your English is, there are a number of mistakes which you need to take care to avoid. If you want to sound natural when speaking English , be sure to avoid these classic errors that almost all non-native speakers make!   Thanks God! Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone get this one right! ‘Thanks God’ gives the reader/ listener the idea that you...
Below you can find a selection of some of the most frequent and most significant vocabulary differences between US English and British English. You can use this resource for a quick conversation lesson or any general discussion. The whole thing can get a little confusing, so read on with trepidation! PLEASE NOTE: In each of the examples detailed below we have listed the US English word before the British English for clarity....