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Category: Ideas for Having a New Babysitter or Nanny

Is Your Child Experiencing Anxiety in Adjusting to School?

Try reading some of these books together.

Kindergarten Toni Buzzeo. (2010). Adventure Annie Goes to Kindergarten. NY: Puffin Books.PenguinGroup. Katie Davis. (2008). Kindergarten Rocks. NY: Voyager Books. Harcourt Inc. Anna Jane Hays. (2007). Kindergarten Countdown. NY: Dragonfly Books. Joseph Slate. (1996). Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten. NY: Puffin Books. Penguin Group. D.J. Steinberg. (2012). Kindergarten, Here I Come! NY: Grosset & Dunlap. Penguin Group. Natasha Wing. (2001). The Night Before Kindergarten. NY: Grosset & Dunlap.Penguin Group.

Ideas for Having a New Babysitter or Nanny

In my years as a teacher and then a Director of child care centers and laboratory schools, I have found these ‘Tips’ have helped families (parents and children) starting a new care situations.  Also, the ‘Tips’ apply to situations where you have employed new Baby Sitter or Nanny.

  1. Visit with the Baby Sitter or Nanny; get to know her, her expectations, and experiences your child will be having.  Let her know your expectations, limits or guidance you give your child, and what experiences you expect your child to have.