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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...
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,...
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...
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...
Board games are one of the most diverse and entertaining forms of play. In recent years, board games have made quite a comeback, with new titles released every year. The one thing that sets out board games from other learning tools is that they not only help entertain people; they also develop skills that can be used in everyday life.   What are the benefits of playing board games? Playing board games is known to bring people...
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...
How to use the verbs ‘lend’ and ‘borrow We’ve been asked several times now to write a blog on the differences between the verbs ‘lend’ and ‘borrow’, so it’s now time to put an end to the mystery! If you’re a tutor or an overseas nanny or governess, this is a useful part of English that you can help your students to understand. It’s true that these two verbs are...