DIY Chenille Sticks Kid’s Crafts

I call them pipe cleaners, but I hear that, these days, they are also called chenille sticks. I actually discovered the appeal of pipe cleaners when another caregiver brought them to a church event. The children used the pipe cleaners in a wide variety of ways.

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Kids are great imitators.

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In Room Activity – by Molly Raymond

So, you are hanging out in a hotel room with an active toddler, and the both of you are growing antsy.  I was taking care of this sweet little 2 year old that was absolutely obsessed with cars. He kept all of his cars in a plastic bag that was ripping at the seams,  and some of the cars were falling out.

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Toddler Toy Review – By Kristen Harlow

This is a fantastic toddler or preschool toy that will provide lots of physical activity for the kiddos in your care, hand and eye coordination skill improvement, and fun, which is the most important aspect for a toddler.  These don’t take up a lot of space in your caregiver bag, and are handy to bring out if separation anxiety is an issue.

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We Are in a Book – Book Review

I first heard about this book when I started subbing for local schools many years ago.  A librarian read it to our class, and the kids LOVED it. As a substitute teacher, I thought that this would be great book to keep on hand, and it has proven to be just as useful as a caregiver.

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This is Cheri!

Cheri has always loved working with children. She has six years of experience working in a classroom setting and more than 15 years of babysitting experience. Cheri has also worked as a nanny for two wonderful families. She has a BA in human development and a teaching credential and Masters in digital learning and education. She is …

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This is Marni!

Marni developed a passion for children while working in an after school program with the Chula Vista Elementary School District for three years. She has a degree in elementary school teaching from San Diego State University and enjoys substitute teaching various grade levels through the Chula Vista district. Marni also has experience working with youth …

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This is Brittany!

Brittany has over 10 years of babysitting experience for children aged newborn to 6th grade. This includes being a nanny for several families in San Diego County which included responsibilities such as: feeding, caring and entertaining with creative, fun activities. Brittany also has CPR and First Aid certification. With her outgoing personality, kind attitude and …

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This is Cara!

Cara loves working with children and infants. She is currently preparing for a major in Nursing. Cara has had some awesome experiences working with children and young adults with special needs in Mexico. She learned a lot from them such as how to stay creative, patient, and keep a positive attitude! She’s also had some …

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A Tale as Old as Time

…Song as old as rhyme masterpiece. Beauty and the Beast delivered a spectacular performance full of Disney magic and wondrous inspiration. The mesmerizing colors and captivating songs charmed even the most faithful to the animated 1991 version. The question is, what age is suitable for viewing this movie? I was a 1995 baby, meaning I …

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