For Kids

Thinking Outside the Screen

School’s out for summer!  Your children may be excited to toss the backpacks, forget about the homework, and park themselves in front of their screens.  But you might not want them to get too comfortable. Last month the World Health Organization came out with new guidelines surrounding screen time, recommending no more than an hour for those under the age of five. While every home has its own rules regarding screen time, it’s important to fill your nanny in on yours. Let her know the limits that have been set, what your children need to do to earn their screen [...]

By |2019-06-13T19:23:16+00:00May 2nd, 2019|For Kids|0 Comments

Fall Activities for Your Children

As fall arrives and seasons change, it's time to begin to think about planning activities for your children to enjoy. Working parents will find that it makes sense to schedule events for your child to enjoy both with you and with their caregiver, so that no matter what their daily routine, there's something special for the season that they can enjoy. If you're coming up short for ideas for autumn activities, consider the following: Bake Autumn Themed Treats One enjoyable part of the fall season approaching is preparing to enjoy autumn themed treats with your family. Whether you prefer to [...]

By |2019-06-01T00:53:15+00:00September 22nd, 2018|For Kids|0 Comments

Jelly Bean Day – April 22nd

Jelly Bean Day celebrates the entire rainbow of jelly bean flavors. Have fun on this day with a few fun activities including: Guess the Number We’ve all seen this before, but fill a jar with jelly beans and see how close your child can come to how many are in the jar. It’s a fun and educational experience to guess the number and then count them all out. Maybe count them as a full total and then separate the colors for even more guessing. Guess the Flavor Jelly Beans have come a long way since we were kids! Now there [...]

By |2019-06-01T00:52:43+00:00April 22nd, 2018|Events, For Kids|0 Comments

Children’s Book Day – April 2nd

April 2nd is International Children’s Book Day. What was your favorite story as a kid? This day encourages you to get our and read it again through your children’s eyes. Great activities for today include sharing your favorite books with your kids or the nanny taking them out to explore the library or a bookstore to choose a new favorite of their own. Here are a few favorites from the NannyPay staff. The Cat in the Hat by Dr Seuss No children's book list would be complete without a Dr Seuss book and one of the first many of us [...]

By |2019-06-01T00:52:43+00:00April 2nd, 2018|For Kids|0 Comments

Alternatives to Candy for Halloween

Halloween is upon us and here’s how to NOT be the house kids avoid flaunting their costumes to because you don’t dole out the treats. So whether it be a dietary restriction, allergy, or a personal preference you choose not to give out candy on Halloween, but you don’t want to build a reputation as “THAT house.” To avoid earning that title, avoid handing out chips, pretzels, or apple slices. These have all been overdone and are not well received by trick-or-treaters. Here are some of our favorite alternatives. Homemade Slime Kids are obsessing over slime with it’s slick texture [...]

By |2019-06-01T00:52:44+00:00October 31st, 2017|For Kids, Tips|0 Comments

National Family Health and Fitness Day

This Saturday, September 30th, get the family together for some health and fitness fun! Promoting a healthy lifestyle, can be so much fun with the kids. Physical, mental, and dietary health can all be incorporated into this special day with the kids. Encourage a game of tag, or show them how to do jumping jacks, or dancing and other heart rate increasing exercises. Encourage challenges and competition to make it fun for them. Maybe introduce them to yoga or a practice that can help calm them. Maybe it isn’t through a physical activity but through a creative outlet. Finish the [...]

By |2019-06-01T00:52:44+00:00September 25th, 2017|Events, For Kids|0 Comments

How To Be the Best Nanny in the Technology Age

In today’s world, children are given cell phones and tablets basically the day they are brought into this world. They create social media accounts and have a directory of their favorite of TV shows and Netflix series by their first birthday. Contradictory to this, parents – who are most likely providing the little ones with the devices – expect the nanny to divorce the children from their “toys” and be active. It’s the nanny’s turn to keep the kids lively and entertained. How is these seemingly impossible tasks suppose to be achieved? It’s time to throw it back to when [...]

By |2019-06-01T14:57:11+00:00July 28th, 2016|For Kids, Tips|0 Comments

4 Tips to Beat Summertime Boredom

“I’m bored!” a quote by kids that we, as parents and yes even nannies, will hear once or twice this summer. How do you fix boredom for kids? Offer options. Not just your options but let them jump in on the action too and make it fun. Knowing my kid is a typical boy and go, go, go from morning til night… I like to not only offer activity options but also a little structure to the day. It helps keep me sane and him busy within reason. Here are a few ideas: Plan a BIG Activity Each Month for [...]

By |2019-06-01T00:51:38+00:00August 16th, 2015|For Kids, Guest Post|0 Comments