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August 17, 2019

Myths and Misunderstandings about Car Seat Safety

Correct car seat usage can reduce infant fatality by 71 percent. That’s a huge number. So let’s take a look at a few misconceptions about car seat safety practices.  “My kid is now 2 so I can let them face forward FINALLY!” Car seat transitions should be made based on height and weight NOT age. […]

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July 15, 2019

7 Solo-Play Activities For A Tot

Teaching a child to play independently doesn’t have to be tough. In fact, it can be a win/win situation as you can start young giving your child opportunities to play and grow by themselves so that when they are older they are accustomed to playing solo. Here are a few sure fire ideas of simple […]

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June 15, 2019

Tips – Kids and Sun Screen – Skip the Struggle

WE KNOW….. Regular use of sunscreen can reduce risk of melanoma by 40 percent in young adulthood. It prevents short term painful burns in addition to the long term affects. It’s the healthy thing to do. But putting sunscreen on a kid can be the battle royale of the summer. Ideas to ease the pain […]

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May 15, 2019

Children’s Books – A Window to Fine Art

We often spend a great deal of time thinking about all the children’s books we read to kids and the language they are developing. Some of the most beautiful and expressive art of modern times, however, is found in children’s books. As we read and enjoy the pictures with our children, take note of the […]

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April 15, 2019

Mindfulness for Young Children

     In the past few years, the practice of mindfulness has become mainstream. Mindfulness is the art of being in the present moment, paying attention to all that is around you. It is often associated with meditation, slowing your breathing and relaxing muscles. Scientists have found that it can help regulate emotions, reduce stress […]

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March 15, 2019

Importance of Outdoor Play for Young Kids

We are all ready for spring and looking forward to getting outside after a long winter. Being outdoors is so important for everyone but especially for children. Studies show that the outdoors provides stress relief, allows them to see the world from a new perspective and fosters muscle strength and coordination. Children are better able […]

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February 15, 2019

Infant Sign Language

The stage that all babies go thru, the lack of ability to communicate with words, can be one of frustration. Not knowing what the baby wants can lead to a bumpy time for caregivers and parents. This usually happens between 8 months and 2 years old. One way to ease the feeling of frustration can […]

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January 21, 2019

Starting the Year off  More Organized

A common new year’s resolution is to be more organized around the home. Here are a few ideas to start the year off right! Tired of clutter, toys, shoes and clothes all over the place? Invest in a few baskets that can live on your staircase. Each person in the family can have one and […]

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December 15, 2018

Choosing Toys for Babies and Toddlers

It happens a lot at the holidays- you pick out the hottest, most difficult to find toy and wrap it carefully. Once the child opens it, they play with the box more than the toy! Children often want toys that are loud, expensive and tied to the newest or most popular television show. But those […]

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November 20, 2018

What is Sensory Processing for Children?

Children are in a constant state of taking in stimuli. Their brains are working very hard to figure out and sort thru information from their 7 senses. You probably already know about the basic 5- sight, sound, taste, touch and smell. But did you know there are 2 others that are equally important. Vesticular Sense […]

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Events

Nannypalooza 2019 in Columbia, Maryland

October 11-13 – Learn with other nannies…and have a ton of fun!

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interNational Nanny Training Day

Saturday April 13 10am – 3pm Church of the Redeemer 230 Pennswood Rd, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 Registration includes workshops and lunch! Early Bird Registration until March 15 Use This Link To Register!

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PNN Get Together – Dinner and Meet the Author! – December 13 at 7pm

Come hear from one of our Elite Nannies, Arlene Wray, author and book publisher of Snorkkel Whalengton.  We are raffling off 3 signed copies! Let’s treat ourselves!  We’ve worked hard all year, and let’s enjoy hearing Arlene’s story, meet other nannies and enjoy a Mexican feast! Besito Mexican Restaurant 105 Coulter Ave, Ardmore, PA 19003 December 13 […]

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National Nanny Appreciation Week September 24-30

National Nanny Appreciation Week was created by a group of dedicated industry leaders and nannies, and 20 years later, it continues to live strong in the hearts and minds of nannies across the country, and internationally.  We love our nannies and want them to know how critically important they are to parents who must work […]

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