So as some of you may know, I work as a travel nanny and fly all over the world, to Cape Town, Italy, Maldives, Switzerland, Ibiza and Tresco to name a few.

My first few nanny jobs were on a cruise ship for one private family all over Northern Europe and also a stint in North West Italy.

I love travelling!

When I was a teenager I got to go to New York and Washington with school, then Beijing and Xian with sixth form college.

Well, last week, I got to go to Canada on a rare non-work trip (and we also had a road trip to Seattle and Portland which will feature in another blog)

Showing a little vulnerability here, but I have had feedback that sometimes by blogs are very long, so I’m going to act upon feedback and start splitting them up…

So the next few blogs will have ideas generated from things I saw so your little ones can experience a little bit of Canada without even going there!


It must be from the movies but I had a little fear that I’d run in to a bear on this trip, and there were signs on our amazing walk saying they had been sighted.

We did meet a bear, but it was a cuddly one.

Alison Harris, me and our Canadian bear friend

More to books…

Why not go on a bear hunt, just like that book?

We’re going on a bear hunt by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Helen Oxbury (Photo credit:

Hide a teddy bear in your garden or in trees in your local park…if you actually might have bears, beware!

Reasons to love a bear by Catherine Barr, illustrated by Hanako Clulow

Why not write 10 reasons why you love your own teddy bear?

Where’s my teddy? By Jez Alborough (Photo credit:

Get different sized teddies and line them up in order from smallest to largest!

I took this photograph from -they are a company that collects books from charity shops and sells them online. You can get many titles second hand, I have used them and they have always been in great quality still.

A big help by Daniel Fehr

In a similar ilk to Where’s my teddy? And We’re going on a bear hunt, this book sees badger looking for his bear.

Are we there Yeti? By Ashlyn Antree Get our your musical instruments and dance along to Are we there Yeti?

Bigfoot is missing by J Patrick Lewis and Ken Nesbitt, illustrated by Minalima

One for the older ones, I love the newspaper style to this book.

Bigfoots underpants!

Send pictures of you going on a bear hunt!

Can I see your bears lined up in order?

Check out next weeks blog for another little taste of Canada!

Love Kat x

Published by moretobooks

Award- winning author of the book: “There’s more to books than reading- how to help your child bring stories to life” With a Masters in Education, I have taught as a School teacher across Northern England and have worked as a Nanny/Governess in London and across the world. I support parents and nannies to bring learning into the home in an exciting and purposeful way. Also a speaker at events such as NannyPalooza and the International Nanny Day 2017 and featured in the Nanny Magazine (USA) and Childcare Magazine (UK)

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