Evaluating A Nanny39s Educational Background

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Tips#1: Read Together Every Day
Read to your child every day. Make this a warm and loving time when the two of you can cuddle close together. Bedtime is an especially great time for reading together.
Tips#2: Give Everything A Name
You can build comprehension skills early, even with the littlest child. Play games that involve naming or pointing to objects. Say things like, "Where's your nose?" and then, "Where's Mommy's nose?" Or touch your child's nose and say, "What's this?"

Choosing a great nanny from among all of the nannies in Beverly Hills may seem to be a daunting task at first glance. However, there are some basic considerations to take into account as you speak with a number of potential nannies in Beverly Hills. After a prospective nanny clears an appropriate background check, criminal check and submits great personal references, you will also want to consider a nanny's educational background, training and experience.

Many professional nannies in Beverly Hills today hold a college degree. It is often very helpful for a nanny to have a background in child development and/or child psychology. An academic background that trains a nanny in the stages of psychological development that a child and adolescent go through will be very helpful for the nanny as he or she takes care of your children. An overall understanding of the stages of childhood psychological development will also help nannies in Beverly Hills to choose age-appropriate activities and meaningful consequences for inappropriate behavior.

Tips#3: Say How Much You Enjoy Reading Together
Tell your child how much you enjoy reading with him or her. Look forward to this time you spend together. Talk about "story time" as the favorite part of your day.
Tips#4: Be Interactive
Engage your child so he or she will actively listen to a story. Discuss what's happening, point out things on the page, and answer your child's questions. Ask questions of your own and listen to your child's responses.

It is also advisable for a family to hire nannies in Beverly Hills that have a solid background and experience taking care of children of a similar age. A nanny may be wonderful with two and three year olds, but she may not work as well with pre-adolescents or teenagers. Finding a nanny who has experience with children of the same age as your children, from among the pool of nannies in Beverly Hills, will ensure a higher level of success as you seek to match potential candidates with your family's needs. Nannies in Beverly Hills, who have worked with children in the same age bracket, will also know from experience which activities work well for children in a certain age group and which do not.

You may also want to take into consideration other training programs that the nannies from Beverly Hills you are interviewing may have undertaken. A professional nanny should hold a current CPR certificate and a basic first aid certificate. You may also wish to find a nanny who has completed a standard life guard training if your children like to swim. This will provide your children with an additional safety net if they are at the beach or the pool and the lifeguard on duty is distracted. Taking into account some of these additional training programs, as you evaluate which nanny to choose from among the pool of nannies in Beverly Hills, will help you to find a great nanny for your family.

Tips#5: Read It Again And Again And Again
Your child will probably want to hear a favorite story over and over. Go ahead and read the same book for the 100th time! Research suggests that repeated readings help children develop language skills.
Tips#6: Talk About Writing, Too
Draw your child's attention to the way writing works. When looking at a book together, point out how we read from left to right and how words are separated by spaces.
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