Happy New Year New York and the Nanny Awards

To finish off an amazing year for More to Books and my work as a Nanny, this blog is a whistle stop tour of the Nanny Awards and New York.

Earlier this month, I was invited to New York to receive an award for exemplary work in the Nanny Industry!

It was an absolute honour. I feel so honoured to be recognised for everything I do as far as America.

My ethos that there is more to books obviously still stands but there is more to nannies too.

Alene Mathurin is the founder of My Nanny Circle, has organised 5 Nanny Balls and does amazing work for the Nanny Community. On top of ALL that, she is also a Children’s Author. I am excited to announce that we are connecting for a blog in the new year on that.

New York and Brooklyn


Me outside of New York Library
Me outside of Brooklyn Library

While in New York, I dragged my lovely friend to a couple of libraries. Loving books means I also love libraries. Can I just say, Brooklyn Library is the most beautiful library from the front. And for the nannies; I found this:

I did contact them but they have not replied yet, as soon as they do, I’ll keep you updated. But if you are a Nanny in Brooklyn, and you’re interested in writing, go check this out.

I also dragged my friend to a lot of bookshops and souvenir shops in the Museums and Exhibits we visited. If there are books, I want to be there!

More to books…

City Blocks by Christopher Franceschilli and Peskimo
Night Night New York City by Katherine Sully and Helen Poole

This book reminds me of the Good Night series which I have recommended before.

NYC ABC’s by Mr Boddington’s studio. Brand New in 2019!

This is beautifully illustrated and beautifully written.

New York City Monsters by Anne Paradis

A Where’s Wally for New York, but with monsters.

My first book of New York by Ingela P Arrhenius

This is New York by M. Siseck

I’ve definitely shared him before, it was actually a lovely friend who shared these books with me a while back, but there is one for London with a Nanny in it, and one for Paris, as I know I shared that in my Paris Blog.

This was my first trip abroad in a long time that I’d don’t send postcards back. I would definitely advise adults to write to the children in their life from anywhere that they are. Not just when they go for trips. I currently write for my little cousin, and it brings me great joy when I get a reply in the post. I remember as a child I used to write to an old lady .

Reading and writing improves with opportunities.

This is the perfect time to write thank you cards, for relatives and friends after Christmas. I don’t mean To Aunty and Uncle…, thank you for my present, love so and so.

Encourage extended sentences with what they have received, why they like it, how it makes them feel! A personal little note will improve their writing. Being a nanny, meaning I am the one that is responsible for the thank you notes, I know how difficult it can be to write so many at once. Why not let them draw a picture of them playing with the toy and labelling it. Take a picture of your child with the toy, print it for them to write a caption underneath. Do a couple at a time so it doesn’t get too laborious for you or your child.

Happy New Year. I wish you happiness and lots of books for 2020!

Love Kat xx

Show me pictures of your little ones writing letters, postcards and posting them!

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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