Fun With Reading

There are many ways to help your kids become stronger readers, but one of the best ways is to read with them.

•Invite a child to read with you every day....
•When reading a book where the print is large, point word by word as you read. This will help the child learn that reading goes from left to right and understand that the word he or she says is the word he or she sees.
•Read a child’s favourite book over and over again.
•Read many stories with rhyming words and lines that repeat. Invite the child to join in on these parts. Point, word by word, as he or she reads along with you.
•Discuss new words. For example, “This big house is called a palace. Who do you think lives in a palace?”
•Stop and ask about the pictures and about what is happening in the story.

Babysitting vs Nannying Services

Babysitting vs Nannying services, but some of you may ask what the difference is between the two! Well, here at Island Sitters we differentiate between a 'Sitter' and 'Nanny', because their responsibilities differ on a case by case basis:
1. 'Sitters' are generally understood to take care of your children on a 'one off' basis (either during the day or at night), even though you may use the same Sitter repeatedly. Their hours can vary depending on your needs, and they're usually 'on call' for last minute requests as well.
2. 'Nannies' are contracted to look after your children and have a weekly schedule with set hours. An Island Sitters nanny's sole responsibility is on your children and they are not typically expected to fullfill the role of housekeeper as well. However, duties such as cooking for or cleaning up after the children are generally expected as part of the job.
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