Hot summer days are upon us! Whether you are loving the sunny summer weather or not, there will be some days where you just need to beat the heat. We’ve put together a few creative ideas for indoor enjoyment that the whole family can enjoy during those inevitable heatwaves.
STEM Learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is incredibly important for young minds and helps develop, early on, a variety of problem-solving skills and methods of strategic thinking. There are so many activities that spark this type of STEM learning that are also fun for kids, thus building a positive foundation for their education as they continue to grow.
So, let’s get creative, put on our thinking caps, and maybe get a little messy!
Exposing children to music is beneficial in many ways, beyond just having fun or learning an instrument. Musical learning covers a variety of skill sets, from critical thinking to hand-eye coordination. Additionally, it encourages creativity, unique personal expression, and collaborative teamwork!
We know that sometimes it feels like you’re about 3 seconds away from losing your mind. You’re running late, someone is crying, there is a pile of toys that needs to been picked up. It’s easy to let things boil over until your patience is maxed out!
When the weather is beautiful, it’s a piece of cake to get the kids out and about, running around until the sun goes down. Beach days and park playdates are a dream for parents and sitters. But do you ever feel like there are just more rainy days than you bargained for? Spring and Summer roll around, and so do those afternoon showers. We know how important it is to keep kids active and moving - not only for their health, but also for developing their imagination, and socialization with other kids.
Take a few minutes to thank the people who help raise your children. National Nanny Recognition Week is September 23rd - 29th 2018!
Create a thank you message and post it on social media.
Give an unexpected bonus
Make a homemade gift
Surprise your nanny with breakfast when she arrives.
Encourage your nanny to pursue her professional education by paying for nanny certifications.
Pick up her favorite snacks so she can indulge whenever she needs a pick-me-up.
Present her with a gift card based on her likes or interests, to show you pay attention.
Give her an extra paid day where she can catch up on her to-do list.
Show that you value her professionalism and sponsor her membership to the International Nanny Association for $35.
Send her to the spa with a gift certificate and let her know that since she spends so much time taking care of others, this is her day to care for herself.
Pay for a nice manicure and pedicure if the full spa is too pricey.
Give the nanny an afternoon off, where she gets to finish early.
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There is a lot of beauty in technology, and there are a million ways to use it wisely with kids. We certainly don’t believe it should be avoided entirely - however there is such a thing as too much of a good thing! So we’re unplugging, getting our hands dirty, and getting in touch with a little imagination!