Another Successful Blog Carnival of Ideas

Brittany Harris presents 24 Blogs Sharing Tips for Goal Setting for the Coming School Year posted at NannyPro.com, saying, “This quote by Basil Walsh really pinpoints the importance of setting goals.  If your children neglect to set goals for the coming school year, they will be just aimlessly floating through their lessons.  By helping your child set goals you are not only teaching him an important skill that he will use the rest of his life, but you are helping him create a tool by which to steer his life.”

Hailey Jones presents 10 iPhone Apps to Help Monitor Kid’s Screen Time posted at Nanny Websites, saying, “The world of technology is always expanding, bringing new and exciting opportunities for parents and their children. While most youngsters won’t have a smartphone of their own, the iPhone is such a kid-friendly and fun device that parents who own them tend to find themselves handing their phones over more often than they’d like.”

Shelby Martin presents 7 Smart Ways Nannies Can Avoid Injury on the Job posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “Working as a nanny means always being busy. You spend your days wrangling kids, sometimes several of them, and it can seem like you never stop moving. Activities, play dates, housework, cooking: there’s always something going on and something else to do.”

Denise Thompson presents Is Your Child Ready to Play Sports? posted at Find A Babysitter, saying, “When it comes to signing your child up for a sports team, it’s natural to feel a bit of trepidation while they’re still young. While you do not want your child to be behind the other children in terms of skills, you may wonder if your child is ready to devote the time and effort it takes to learn a sport and to be a part of a team.”

Jim Wilson presents How to Choose the Right Cell Phone for Your Child | Babysitters posted at 10 Physical Contact Rules for Babysitters, saying, “While the idea of having a cell phone in elementary school was about as far-fetched as landing on the moon for today’s parents, there’s no denying the fact that technology has evolved at a rapid enough pace to make that situation a very feasible one for kids just a generation later.”

Diego Brown presents How to Calm Back to School Jitters posted at National Nannies, saying, “Whether your child is entering kindergarten as a first-time student or preparing for the first day of his senior year, the first day of school is no laughing matter.”

Regina Naberhaus presents Capturing How Your Child Changes with a Photo a Day posted at Kidmondo, saying, “When it comes to parenting, few things are predictable. One thing that you can be sure of, however, is that your child will grow faster than you ever imagined. Capturing each and every moment in her development may not be feasible, but you can make a beautiful log of her growth from day to day.”

John Williams presents 20 of the Best Blogs Highlighting First Day of School Traditions posted at Live-In Nanny, saying, “Instituting a back-to-school tradition can help get everyone excited about the changes a new school year brings.”

Denise Young presents 24 Blogs Illustrating Quick Back-to-School Hairstyles for Girls posted at Au Pair Care, saying, “The beginning of a new school year signals a fresh start, and gives you the chance to completely reinvent your look. You may have assembled the perfect outfit for the first day, but have you figured out a complimentary way to style your hair?”

David Thompsonn presents How to Help Your Kids Deal With the Death of a Pet posted at Backup Care, saying, “Coping with the death of a pet — and the mess of feelings that comes with it — is one of the tougher parts of growing up. These feelings can be hard for everybody in the family, but they’re especially tough for young children. Children see pets as close friends and extensions of the family unit, and they have a great deal of importance in their lives.”

Arianna Lee presents How to Make Sure Your Kid Has a Great Playdate posted at Part Time Nanny, saying, “The two most important rules for children’s play dates are to keep activities age appropriate and to always have a back-up plan. With these two suggestions in mind, play dates can be fun for both children and parents alike.”

Teri Jones presents How to Avoid Common Problems When Grandma Provides Childcare posted at Nanny Jobs, saying, “For many families, Grandma is the first childcare choice. Parents love the idea of a family member whom they know and trust caring for the kids. But there are challenges that automatically come with this childcare option. Here are some questions parents should think about before having Grandma care for their kids.”

Carter White presents 24 Blogs with Easy to Make Nature Crafts for Kids posted at Babysitting, saying, “Nature-themed craft projects are a great way to engage the kids and teach them a little about the world around them. Instead of sacrificing another day to the TV or computer, take the kids on a nature walk one afternoon and have them collect different twigs, leaves, flowers and rocks that they find.”

Jeff Moore presents Ways to Avoid Bathtime Battles posted at Babysitting Jobs, saying, “Even the sweetest of kids can turn into a raging screamer after seeing a tub filled with water, and most parents don’t understand why their children feel that way. Kids, however, can despise cleaning up after a long day because of everything from the temperature of the water to the slipperiness of the tub and even the lack of fun they have in the water.”

Shelby Martin presents How to Communicate with Your Child’s Teacher posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “With school starting, you can expect that there’s going to be a certain amount of chaos going on, from getting school supplies to enrolling in extracurricular activities to dealing with your child’s emotions about returning to school.”

Lisa Williams presents 5 Tips for Nannies Hosting Their First Playdate posted at Become A Nanny, saying, “Hosting a playdate may be your own idea or that of your employers, but either way it’s a fun and exciting way to help kids socialize and provide a break from your daily routine.”

That concludes this edition.  Submit your blog article to the next edition of all kids parties using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

Blog Carnival a Week Early!

I was going to wait until next week to post the first Blog Carnival but I’ve had so many submissions I am posting a week early.  Wow.  I could not be more thrilled with this awesome grouping of posts.  I hope you enjoy reading these as much as I did.

  1. Kevin Giffin presents 7 Tips for Helping Kids Beat the Back-to-School Blues posted at Summer Nanny, saying, “Every August, millions of kids trudge to the bus stop in the early morning hours, dragging backpacks and lunch boxes and saying goodbye to summer vacation.”
  2. David Thompsonn presents 10 of the Most Common Food Allergies in Kids posted at Backup Care, saying, “When it comes to kids’ health, food allergies are certainly nothing to sneeze at. While many food sensitivities and allergies cause little more than discomfort, itching or hives, there are those that can have potentially lethal implications. Before introducing new foods into a child’s diet, it’s wise to have a reasonable understanding of common food allergens and know the signs of an allergic reaction.”
  3. Shelby Martin presents How to Find the Right Tutor for Your Child posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “It can be painful to watch your child struggle through a particular concept or unit in school. Whether it is difficulty in understanding long division, struggling with standard English grammar rules or anything in between, there is only so much that teachers and parents alike can do.”
  4. Dan Robinson presents How to Survive a Layover with Young Kids posted at Aupair Jobs, saying, “Traveling with your kids can be a fun and rewarding experience, and provide you with a treasure trove of memories that you’ll be able to recall with fondness later. It can also be a harrowing, frustrating experience if you’re not properly prepared, though. Sometimes a layover is unavoidable, but the lack of a direct flight doesn’t have to be the kiss of death for your family trip. These tips can help you not only survive a long layover with little ones, but perhaps even have a bit of fun.”
  5. Janet Golovine presents 15 Blogs with Alternatives to Yelling at Your Kids posted at Become A Nanny, saying, “When your kids are acting out, do you resort to yelling? Many people who were brought up being yelled at tend to yell at their own family members. This observation alone should alert you to the long-lasting consequences of yelling at your kids.”
  6. Brittany Harris presents How to Keep Your Kids From Becoming Addicted to Technology posted at NannyPro.com, saying, “It’s impossible to keep children from interacting with all manner of screens today: TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones have permeated society. Screen time exposure is higher than ever for today’s little ones, especially when so many parents model that behavior.”
  7. Carter White presents 27 of the Greatest Blogs with Ideas for Planning the Perfect Back-to-School Party posted at Babysitting, saying, “When summer ends and school begins again, there are a variety of responses you can expect from both parents and children. Parents are usually excited for the kids to go back to school and to establish a more consistent routine again. Kids, however, typically have mixed feelings about going back.”
  8. Jessica Clark presents What to Do if Your Young One Develops a Swearing Problem posted at Kenney Myers, saying, ““Little pitchers have big ears.” Almost every parent knows this phrase and exactly what it means: You should always be careful what you say around your children, because they hear, understand and repeat more than you could imagine.”

That concludes this edition.  Submit your blog article to the next edition of all kids parties using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

 

Submit your Blogs for our Wednesday Blog Carnival


Every Wednesday we will pick a new topic and invite guests to submit their blog posts. I will include full link through to your blogs and we will share ideas as well as cross promote! This weeks topic is general kid and family fun.

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15 Phrases for The Telephone Game

Telephone is truly a oldie but a goodie.  It is one of those games that has stood the test of time.  It is so wildly popular still today because of the sheer silliness of the game results.  Kids are funny.  Sometimes they are fall down, spit your drink out funny.  Now take a bunch of wound up, sugared up kids and tell them to quietly repeat a single phrase to their partner only once.  What you get is normally hysterical pandemonium.  This is a go to game I always keep in my back pocket.  It never fails to fill that extra 5-10 minutes you didn’t count on at the end of the party.  I started doing this years ago when a craft took 5 minutes instead of 25 to complete.  Oh dear!  At that time I made up the phrases on the spot, but now I have learned there are a few phrases that work better than others so I come prepared.  Here is a list that can be used for any grade to get you started.  Use the shorter phrases for the younger ones.  You will be shocked at the results.  LOL

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  1. Noisy Ned needs nuggets
  2. Ghostly gum tastes gooey
  3. Scarecrows steal soft sandwiches
  4. Junie B Jones likes Jamba Juice
  5. Dracula drinks dark drool
  6. Ms. ________ makes math mash-ups (fill in your child’s teachers name )
  7. Moody Mummies munch on moldy mothballs
  8. Walking in a Winter Wonderland
  9. Snowflakes will slide softly soon
  10. Leaves like loose piles
  11. Teachers take tons of toadstools
  12. Recess rocks restless roosters
  13. Counting cars quietly
  14. Lightening McQueen likes loaded lunches
  15. Classmates climb cars for cash