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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...
Carrying out household chores is a tradition every family is able observe. The act of treating tasks as if they are real work can help teach kids valuable lessons, including responsibility, accountability, honesty, and even managing personal finances!  In general, children (like adults) want to contribute to their environment or community. Having them complete chores will empower them and give them a feeling of...
Teaching children essential life skills will help them become independent and well-equipped to face the real world. And life skills aren’t always picked up in school; children need to be taught at home to fully understand why certain skills are important.  Any skill that is useful in life is considered a life skill, including tying shoelaces, swimming, and making decisions. Other skills, such as self-awareness, resilience,...
The summer season is here. You and your charge are thinking about unwinding and enjoying the warm weather with a splash in the pool. However, pools are one of the common places where tragic accidents occur.  In 2018, at least 148 children under the age of 15 fatally drowned in swimming pools or spas. Kids who stay underwater for four to six minutes may have irreversible brain damage. While there is no single safety device that will...
The demand for language skills has seen a definite upward trend in recent years. Knowledge of a foreign language is now ranked eighth among the most sought-after skills in the corporate world. Research studies have also found that bilinguals and multi-lingual have  received significantly more job opportunities since 2010 .  Learning a second language at an early age promotes healthy development in children. It also helps...
Young children are great at retaining new information, especially when it comes from visually appealing shows. While television can be a double-edged sword, picking shows that carry positive influences are great every once in a while.  Shows that have an educational element can help children to make connections with a variety of concepts. Nannies can mimic the action and scenes shown on TV to help their young charges understand the...
In recent years, smartphones and tablets have made it easier for adults and young ones to learn and study. A phone’s portability allows people to take their learning everywhere. The online market also offers tons of free and paid resources on a wide variety of topics.  One part of a nanny’s job is watching over the growth and well-being of our charges, including their development and learning. With countless educational...
Some words are difficult to spell. Other words are really difficult. A lot of these difficult words are nonessential in our daily vocabulary. It’s OK if you’re not sure how to spell something like ‘ ophthalmologist ’ - because, presumably, you won’t use it everyday (unless you are an ophthalmologist). However, there are a lot of common words which people spell wrong, mistakes made by many that can easily be...