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The babysitter's survival guide : fun games, cool crafts, and how to be the best babysitter in town
Chassé, Jill D.
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New York : Sterling Pub. Co., [2010]

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107 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Babysitting is a great experience that can be a fun way to earn extra money. This guide lets you know what to expect on the job and have a blast. It covers: getting the job; enjoying great activities with children of different ages; interacting with parents; how to care for children of all ages; playtime, mealtime, bath time, and bedtime; and caring for kids with special needs.
How to run your business -- The interview -- Getting the information you need -- What to expect from children of different ages -- Comforting kids -- Fighting -- Activities and crafts -- Time to eat -- Bath time -- Bedtime -- Babysitting for children with special needs -- Problems you may encounter.
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HQ769.5 .C53 2010 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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This handbook is the ultimate babysitter's helper, a go-to guide with smart advice on everything from finding clients and snagging the job to entertaining, feeding, bathing, and lulling children to sleep. There are kid-friendly recipes to tempt the picky eater, cool activities for all age ranges, suggestions for handling tears, tantrums, and emergencies, and enough practical information to make even new sitters feel confident about their skills.

With its chapter tabs, make your own business cards, handy pockets, and perforated emergency information cards, this beautiful package is a must-have for all babysitters.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

This spiral-bound handbook for becoming an effective babysitter contains numbered tabs marking each chapter and cartoon spot art of female and male sitters engaging with kids. The material addresses both the business side of babysitting (such as guidelines for writing a resume) and on-the-job tips like dealing with sibling rivalry and preparing kid-friendly snacks. Sections on childhood development offer suggestions for activities by age range, as well as ways to comfort kids of different maturity levels. Budding sitters should welcome the assistance. Ages 12-up. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

Gr 5 Up-This useful, up-to-date handbook offers plenty of practical advice with a wise emphasis on safety, which makes it a good choice for new sitters as well as those with experience. Chasse starts with information on starting a business, including references, advertising, and interviewing. Child development is a main focus; suggested activities and tips on interaction with children at different developmental stages will be appreciated by sitters and parents alike. Sensitive topics, such as discipline, special needs, and playing with make-believe guns, are treated appropriately. A conversational tone and pleasing layout will draw readers in, and the book's down-to-earth advice will prove indispensable. Occasional two-color cartoons feature diverse children and sitters.-Amanda Moss Struckmeyer, Middleton Public Library, WI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.