Prepare the kids for whatever skill sets they will be required to abide by in school. For example, if potty training is a skill children are required to have before entering the classroom, this is a great place for a nanny to be involved in the preparation.
Nannies can assist children in getting children's nutrition on track, which will ultimately help their attention and energy levels in school.
Picking out outfits
Kids love to be involved in back to school shopping! With the parents consent, nannies can plan a fun day with the kids for back to school shopping and school supplies. This gives them a chance to individualize their look, and also find control in a situation that can be a sometimes challenge or anxiety-inducing transition.
Nannies can help prepare children for the upcoming curriculum in the classroom by developing fun, interactive games that will start stimulating their minds.
Have a final, summer day with the kids - pool, ice cream, playground, zoo, etc .... all things they will soon miss, but can enjoy one last time before the school year begins. Make it exciting and special; and also use the opportunity to get the KIDS pumped up for the memories to follow in the coming year.
Florence Ann Romano, Nanny Magic (www.florenceannromano.com ), is a dedicated philanthropist and former nanny who has always had a special place in her heart for children. Romano worked for over 15 years as a nanny, beginning as a 'Mommy's helper' at the age of 11. She shares her experiences in Nanny and Me (Mascot Books, May 2015), her beautifully illustrated debut book for children making the transition from being cared for solely by their parents to having a nanny in their home.
Born and raised just outside Chicago, Romano earned a degree in performance theatre at Bradley University in Peoria, IL. She is the owner of Trinity, LLC - a 100% woman owned and new family company that runs the Original Six Media production company. Romano also serves as President and Founder of a junior board for young professionals that support Autism awareness for children and adults.