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Getting a good night’s sleep is a significant part of everyone’s routine. Both adults and young children need rest to lead a healthy lifestyle. Resting allows the brain to work on developmental activities, including memory consolidation (the process of learning from your experiences). Multiple studies have shown that kids who get enough sleep have improved learning and memory capabilities. They also have better mental and...
Children always look forward to their birthdays every year. Birthday celebrations provide meaningful and entertaining parties with fun games and delicious treats. Celebrating a child’s birthday signifies joy and love that marks the day they joined the family.  Organising birthday parties for kids is fun and exciting as they leave long-lasting memories and bring smiles to children’s faces. However, with the coronavirus...
Babies between the ages of 6 months and 12 months start sporting toothy grins and pearly whites. Teething often begins as early as 2-months-old. Your child may have disrupted sleep, an increased need to gnaw, and fussiness. Teething may also lead to excessive drooling, which might result in a teething rash.  During teething, an erupting tooth can stimulate excess saliva, which may irritate the skin and cause red splotches and bumps....
Thinking about activities to keep your toddlers engaged is perhaps one of the hardest parts of the job. Children between the ages of 1 and 3 are learning how to walk and interact with their environment. At this age, the kids are slowly developing physical growth as well as their motor development.  Taking care of a toddler provides nannies with a unique set of challenges and experiences. Children at this development stage tend to put...
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...
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...
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...
Working with twins can be such a rewarding, fun, and memorable experience. Caring for children of the same age generally makes a nanny’s life more comfortable as they can plan activities, meals and routines that are mostly the same for each child. However, the special bond that twins share adds another level of enjoyment to the job, as you witness them connect, interact and form a lifelong relationship.  This being said, working...
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...
Halloween is a spooky Celtic festival that is celebrated all over the world every 31st of October. This tradition began over 2,000 years ago when the Celtics worked as farmers. They would hold the Samhain festival to mark the end of the growing seasons and the beginning of cold winter.  Halloween is just a few weeks away, which means nannies and children are getting ready to pull out the box of costumes and spooky decorations from the...
Autumn is here, and with it comes cooler weather, bright coloured leaves, and a range of flavours and spices that perfectly represent the season. There is a wide range of dishes that nannies can make using ingredients commonly attributed to the fall season, such as apple, cinnamon, pumpkin, and squash.  If you are wondering what dish you could serve the children to celebrate autumn, we put together a simple list of food ideas you...