Tips for Babysitting

  • You can refer to the following short movies.

Professional Attitude
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2zzsLLaZtQ
Tips for Babysitting
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yb-43pu7bU

How to deal with Tantrum:

Tantrum is unavoidable for 2-3 years old children and one of learning process for children how to overcome his/her feeling.

  • Stay yourself calm at first!
  • Try to distract with toys and do anything unexpected for him/her (e.g. pointing out any object outside, singing and dancing). If it doesn’t work, wait a few minutes to let him/her calm down by him/herself because it is a learning process.
  • Keep the child safe because he/she might throw something and it hurts.

Play with Boy or Girl:

  • Boys usually like active games, like
    ・Role play of superhero, pirates
    ・Catch bugs
    ・Play with blocks, cars and trains
    ・Drawing/Crafting
    ・Singing/Dancing
  • Girls usually like cute stuff, like
    ・Role play of princess, doctor, family
    ・Dress up as a princess
    ・Play with dolls
    ・Drawing/Crafting
    ・Singing/Dancing

Play with two kids:

  • Try to give both of two kids an equally attention. Encourage the older one to help the younger.

Review together what you played with the child, while writing the report: 2018/12/25

  • While you are writing a report, it is good if you review orally with the child what you learned or played together. This way is that you can keep an eye on them and easier for you as well to write what you did during the session.

First Approach to children: 2018/12/25

  • Especially for the first session with the family, this approach can be a good impression, and makes the child happy if you draw something small for them. You may draw something like Anpanman for boys and draw a ring etc. for the little girl’s hand trace. Something which can make them happy.

Let children teach you!: 2018/11/27

  • We have received the following feedback from one of our staff. She let the child conduct a teacher as a role-play where the little boy becomes the teacher and conducts a lesson.
    It is a great opportunity to learn something, which the child has a great interest in, and enjoy communication in English at the same time.

Odd One Out : 2018/10/26

  • It is a simple and great game to teach colors, shapes etc. You can list some blocks next to each other with the same shape or color, with one of a different color, for example. Then request the child to sort out the “Odd One Out”.  You can play this game with flashcards or animal figures as well, it is a simple and great way to teach or practice a new vocabulary and challenge the child skills while having fun.

Craft animals —> without origami skills! : 2018/09/26

  • Children love to create something unique, something related to their interests. Also you may find some drawing sheets or origami paper at any household which you can use and make your own designed animals. It’s a good opportunity to teach the colors and practice the parts of body while for example you two are making the child’s very own pink elephant!

Make Flashcards Together : 2018/08/23

  • Drawing and coloring together is always fun and good opportunity to teach new words for children. You can combine the drawing with a small challenge. After completing several kinds of pictures, such as “turtle, bear, car” etc. mix the cards and ask the child to find and collect the same object in the room as it is in the card.
    If the child has already some flashcards at home, after practicing with them you can start the challenge, it helps the child to remember the word while searching for it.

Birthday Party : 2018/07/26

  • Children love to celebrate and enjoy being celebrated, so we recommend to check the child’s birth month from the client information, and if you happen to have a session during that time, you can make some crafts or drawings together. For example: if the child you take care loves robots, will be surely delighted if you draw together a special Birthday robot card!

Treasure Hunt: 2018/06/25

  • Make a list of toys or things, which the child has to find and collect. Children likes some challenges and treasure hunt could be a good opportunity to let them look for things on a list also you can combine it with tidying up the room. (If the child cannot read it yet, you can draw the item easily.) It could be also a great way to let them learn the name of the things in English, for example if the child has a lot of animals you could let him/her look for each while repeating the names together.

Origami, Paper planes etc.: 2018/05/25

  • If you would like to have a break or the child seems tired it is always good to make some easy origamis together. Most of the children have some origami or any other kind of paper which you could use and play with them. This way you can also teach some new words such as: airplanes, strawberry etc. You can come up with any kind of new games with the created origamis!
    For your reference: Click HERE!!

PHYSICAL CONTACT – good chance to get along with the children: 2018/04/23

  • It is a good idea to wash hands together with child or hold their hand when going outside (which is a mandatory!) or try to maintain such a simple physical contact, which can give a better chance, and help to maintain a good relationship with them.

GAME OF THE MONTH: Hot and Cold 2018/04/23

  • Especially for the children who just know a few words in English, it is a game to hide in the room their favorite plushie or toy and let them search for it. (For safety reason do not hide too small objects.) As they get closer to the hidden toy you can say „Now it’s warmer, warmer, now it’s hot!” once they search in the opposite from the toy’s direction it becomes „Cold”. This game can be fun for any age of children, as they enjoy small challenges usually. They cannot only learn „Hot, Warm, Cold” etc. expressions but also they can sharpen their skills and perfect game for indoor!

GAME OF THE MONTH: Play with puppets 2018/03/29

  • Especially for the first visit, or when the child is shy, it is highly recommended to dance and play with their toys as they were puppets. This also helps to distract them if they cry or miss their parents during the session.