Good Quality Babysitting
-When the child or children fall asleep check on them a couple times to make sure they sleeping soundly.
-Leave the house as tidy as you found it
-Write down notes for the parents so they know you are taking good care of their child. (ex. "sam fell asleep at 8:30" "He brushed his teeth before he went to bed" "He ate dinner at 6 and had a snack at 7:30")
Most Important about Babysitting
-Playful, kids love to have someone to play with
-Active, kids have a lot of energy and love having activities to do
-Responsible, parents like to have someone they can rely on and not someone that will cancel last minute.
-Trustworthy, tell the truth about the behavior of their child.
Do's and Don'ts of babysitting
- Sit on your phone the whole time
- Invite people over while babysitting
- Eat all of their food
- Watch rated R or any movies that aren't for their age
- Play with them
- Discipline them but only to a limit such as time out (remember they aren't your kids)
- Be patient with them
- Listen to their parents rules
Activities to do with children!
-Planning days at the park (if ok with parents)
-Hide and seek
-Planning play dates (if ok with parents)
-Reading books to them
-traditional games such as "simon says" "123 red light"