A Recommended Book List for Nannies

by Christina Taylor

Nannies can end up spending a substantial amount of time with their charges, and reading time can be a great way to teach children. There are thousands of books to choose from that can teach children important life lessons while engaging the child's imagination in amazing ways. Below is a list of our recommendations to start with.

Where the Wild Things Are

Written by: Maurice Sendak
This familiar favorite teaches children that even when they are naughty, their parents will always be there for them; loving them unconditionally. The book has some wild illustrations children love to laugh at with their nannies, and some they may relate to at the same time.

James and the Giant Peach

Written by: Roald Dahl
Babysitters can read to children the enchanting story of a boy who discovers an outstanding magical peach. As James finds several insect friends inside it, children are taught that anything is possible. All they need is to believe in themselves and their ability to accomplish anything they set their minds to.

Wonder Bear

Illustrated by: Tao Nyeu
This gem is not for reading, as it has no words to the story. Children will be entertained each and every time this book is brought out, as they will be able to come up with a brand new story every time. This is best suited for younger charges.

Mrs. Piggle Wiggle's Farm

Written by: Betty MacDonald
When nannies hear children complain about their parent's rules, or even the rules of their own, this book can be read to show just how odd the rules could be. Mrs. Piggle Wiggle's advice to plant a garden on their children is hilarious, and children will enjoy every moment of this story.

Oh! The Places You'll Go

Written by: Dr. Seuss
No recommended book list can be complete without at least one book from the amazing Dr. Seuss. Babysitter will find this book just as awesome as the children will. This is a book to offer encouragement and comfort when faced with many of life's challenges. The simple, yet graphic illustrations can be used to demonstrate a multitude of situations.


Posted Date: 
Monday, June 18, 2012