Babysitting Tips and Tricks

Jane B.

Babysitting might not be the best thing to do right now, but after this is all over, it can be a great way to have a little fun and help someone out! I have never babysat anyone without their parents in their house, but I still have some tips to share!
Find a fun game to play!
Sometimes, all you have to do to keep a toddler busy is give them a fun game to play! It does not have to be the hardest game, and it can be REALLY simple to make up! I play a game with my little cousin where I chase him while I count to 10, and then at 10, I find him and hug him while saying, “Run Run Run!” This took me only five minutes to make up, and it kept my cousin busy the whole afternoon!
Interact with them
I know that this is a basic thing, but it really does make a difference! Sometimes all that kids want to do is play with you! You can play a game with them, have a snack with them, or even watch some TV together!
A fun, healthy snack!
Healthy eating can be a struggle with kids, so sometimes you can have a little fun with it! At our house, we make Ants on a Log, apple slices with peanut butter and raisins. This is delicious, healthy, and fun!
I keep my little cousins happy with these tricks. I hope they work for you, too!