The International Nanny Association’s 23rd Annual
Conference will be held May 1 - 3, 2008 in Kissimmee, Fla. (Orlando area).
The INA conference offers informative workshops, networking opportunities
and entertainment. It also is the time when the INA honors one very special
individual as the INA Nanny of the Year. For more information about the
conference, please visit www.nanny.org or call 1-888-878-1477.
Kids’ Website Corner
Young Writer’s Clubhouse: Created by Deborah Morris,
the author of the Real Kids, Real Adventures series. This site offers a great
deal of sound information and opportunities for young people through writing. realkids.com
Earthquakes for Kids: From the U.S. Geological Survey. Learn about
past, present and future predictions for earthquake activity. Includes
neat facts about quakes and science fair project ideas. earthquake.usgs.gov
Fun spring craft idea: Handprint paper flowers
Makes a great Mother’s Day gift!
- Trace a child's hand on construction paper.
- Cut the tracing out.
- Curl each of the fingers around a pencil.
- Using the palm of the handprint,
form a cone with the fingers curling outwards.
Glue or tape the cone together.
- Staple the flower to a pipe cleaner or a drinking straw.
some leaves on green construction paper, and then cut them out.
- Staple or tape the leaves
to the straw.
- Make a few of these flowers for a beautiful bouquet.
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A child's nutrition is important to her overall health. Proper nutrition
can also prevent many medical problems, including becoming overweight,
developing weak bones, and developing diabetes. It will also ensure that
the child physically grows to her full potential.
The best nutrition advice to keep a child healthy includes encouraging her to:
a variety of foods
- Balance the food you eat with physical activity
- Choose a diet with plenty of grain products, vegetables and fruits
- Choose a diet low in fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol
- Choose a diet moderate in sugars and salt
- Choose a diet that provides enough calcium and iron to meet their growing
You can also help promote good nutrition by setting a good example.
Healthy eating habits and regular exercise should be a regular part
of your child’s
life. It is much easier if everyone in the house follows these guidelines,
than if the child has to do it alone. You should also buy low-calorie
and low-fat meals, snacks and desserts and low fat or skim milk. Avoid
buying high calorie desserts or snacks, such as snack chips, soft drinks
or regular ice cream.
What counts as one serving?
To ensure good nutrition in your child and that they grow up healthy,
they will need to eat a large variety of foods. The amount of foods
that they eat is much less important. Remember that a child's appetite
may decrease and he may become pickier over the few years his growth
rate slows. As long as he is gaining weight and has a normal activity
level, then you have little to worry about
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