9 Free (or Nearly Free) Activities Nannies Can Do With Their Kids

For a nanny, entertaining kids can take a lot of time, energy and ingenuity. How often have you heard the complaint “I’m bored” come from someone who’s surrounded by things to do? The good news, though, is that you’re never far from free, reliable entertainment, especially if you do a little homework first. If you’ve been stuck searching for affordable activity ideas, these might come in handy: Go to the Park A classic, and with good reason. Going to the park is a chance to get … [Read more...]

PARENTING, 9 Most Unusual Parenting Books for Sale

For every parenting philosophy, there’s a book out there to support it or to point out its perceived shortcomings. While the majority of parenting books can be read in a manner that allows parents and childcare providers to use the advice that works for their situation and discard the rest, there are some on the market that are strange or downright dangerous. While these books aren’t always accepted by parenting experts, developmental specialists or medical professionals as particularly … [Read more...]

Family Literacy Day, Canada – January 27

Natrel and ABC partner to help new parents   Sunday, January 27 is Family Literacy Day. ABC Life Literacy Canada has been sponsoring this national event since 1999. The focus is to raise awareness about the importance of reading and learning, and offering events and resources to help parents. “Taking time every day to read or do a learning activity with children is crucial to a child’s development. Even just 15 minutes a day can improve a child’s literacy skills dramatically, and … [Read more...]

CHILDCARE, 10 signs your child may need Eye Glasses

 Adults know when they’re having trouble with their vision, but young children may not realize that anything is wrong. They may think that the poor quality of their sight is normal, or they may be too young to communicate that there’s a problem. That’s why it’s important for parents to pay close attention to tell-tale signs that their child is having trouble seeing so the problem can be corrected quickly. Early detection is crucial ! Here are 10 signs that your child may need … [Read more...]

Christmas, 10 popular stories every child should hear!

Christmas is a magical time of year for both kids and adults alike. The kids are out of school, the holiday cheer keeps everyone in high spirits, and spending time together as a family is at the top of everyone’s priority list. One hallmark of the Christmas season is the wide variety of Christmas stories, both new and old, that you can tell your child. One way to really get into the Christmas spirit is to curl up by the fire with your kids, hot cocoa in hand, and read them one. Here … [Read more...]

Helen Keller – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™  is honored to Celebrate this Life with our tribute, one lived with courage, conviction and more care for others than most.    Rising above her challenges with sight, sound and more, this powerhouse has left a legacy that our world learns from daily, still. Immortality was this woman's Destiny!     WOMAN of ACTION™   "For many generations, more than we can count, we bowed our heads and submitted to blindness and begging. This blind and … [Read more...]

Babysitting: 10 Classic Books to Read with your Child

Babysitting: 10 Classic Books to Read with your Child Reading with your child is an enjoyable activity that many parents love to do with their kids, and according to the U.S. Department of Education is one worth doing often. The U.S. Department of Education has stated that it will not only help her learn to read, but it will also help her to be successful throughout all of her education and onto her career. Check out these classic stories that you may remember from your childhood and read … [Read more...]

WOMAN of ACTION – Chantal Ch Boudreau

  A Celebration of Women   is elated to Celebrate the Life of this Power of Example in both Motherhood and Womanhood. Learning lessons from her personal family experiences, this lady has chosen to devote her life to helping others to heal, grow past the impact past emotional traumas and develop areas of their lives from the inside out ....using Love, Compassion and Authenticity.     WOMAN of ACTION       Chantal … [Read more...]

Celebrating INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY – Sept. 8, 2011

INTERNATIONAL-LITERACY-DAY   Educational institutions and literacy missions around the world commemorates the International Literacy Day on September 8. Endorsed by UNESCO, this day is proclaimed for disseminating literacy awareness amongst world's illiterate community. Recognition of Literacy by UN Adopted in the year 1965 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the International Literacy Day is observed every year, on this … [Read more...]

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