For Kids

June Just Got Tastier

National Veggie Day It’s time to eat up! June 17th is National Eat Your Veggies day. What’s a summer BBQ without corn on the cob, a side of potato salad, freshly roasted asparagus and a slice of juicy watermelon? Rich in vitamins, minerals and nutrients, research has shown that people who consume fruits and veggies as part of their daily diet are likely to have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases such as heart disease, and are more likely to be protected against certain types of cancers. Fruits and veggies are naturally low in calories, many are high in [...]

By |2022-05-10T19:22:56+00:00June 13th, 2021|For Kids, Tips|0 Comments

Thinking Outside the Screen

Guidelines for Kids Screen Time 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 [...]

By |2022-05-10T20:17:40+00:00May 2nd, 2019|For Kids|0 Comments

Fall Activities for Your Children

Family Fun for the Fall 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 [...]

By |2023-08-22T18:13:38+00:00September 22nd, 2018|For Kids|0 Comments

Jelly Bean Day – April 22nd

Fun Things to do on Jelly Bean Day 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 [...]

By |2023-08-25T12:52:15+00:00April 22nd, 2018|For Kids|0 Comments

Children’s Book Day – April 2nd

Children's Book Day is Always a Day worth Celebrating 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 [...]

By |2023-08-25T12:52:01+00:00April 2nd, 2018|For Kids|0 Comments

Alternatives to Candy for Halloween

Candy Alternatives for this 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 [...]

By |2023-08-25T12:52:41+00:00October 31st, 2017|For Kids, Tips|0 Comments

National Family Health and Fitness Day

Get Healthy with 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. Physical Activities and Exercise 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. [...]

By |2023-08-25T12:52:30+00:00September 25th, 2017|For Kids|0 Comments

How To Be the Best Nanny in the Technology Age

Managing the Children and their Devices 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 [...]

By |2023-08-24T16:28:43+00:00July 28th, 2016|For Kids, Tips|0 Comments

4 Tips to Beat Summertime Boredom

Summertime Blah's “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 [...]

By |2023-08-25T12:35:08+00:00August 16th, 2015|For Kids, Guest Post|0 Comments

Picky, Picky Eaters with No Options

Healthy Snack Options for your Picky Little Eaters After school can be a drag for kids especially elementary school age. They get off the bus or get picked up and the first thing they want to do is grab a snack if they are not already playing.  Of course they are hungry they just had a full afternoon of learning and it’s time to eat. For many parents and nannies the goal is to get the kids to eat healthy, not just chips and soda. The challenge is convincing them to eat healthy especially when the individual bag of [...]

By |2023-08-25T12:54:21+00:00May 24th, 2015|For Kids, Tips|0 Comments