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Preparing Your Children For Kindergarten

How can we as parent help our children so they can prepares themselves at kindergarten? It is known that children who are prepared and comfortable with their first school experience will have better chance to have a great result in their study and achievement. Parents are the first teachers for children; therefore it is our job to help them prepare for kindergarten life by introducing them to key concepts about what they will encounter at kindergarten. You can do that by enjoyable, exciting and fun method using the combination of playing and education at the same time.

You can introduce your child with basic education concepts such as make them familiar with the numbers, colors, shape, structure, alphabet, reading, song, etc while playing with them. You can use their interest as preference to teach them. You also can use any possible ways such as, book, music instrument, movie or surrounding environment. By making the learning activities as much fun and enjoy as possible, the children will have the positive feedback from the learning activity and will be much easier to absorb and learn to what they have experienced.

These activity wills assist them to become more comfortable and self esteem as they encounter resemble concept at the kindergarten, and able to absorb the lesson much better. Make them facing something that they are not prepare to, can make them feel anxious and stress. This will hinders their concentration and lessen their ability to learn.

It is also a good thing if you can practice your children to become separate from yourself for a moment. Make them spending sometime with other people outside your own family such as babysitter, daycare center or play group. This will help them to become more independent, relax and less anxiety when they have to separated from their family for few hours at kindergarten.

Children are like plant that will grows and blooming at different times. But, it is our responsibility as parents to assist and nurture them by giving them the experience that they need to grow.

How to Figure the Babysitter Fee

Babysitting fee is varying between $6.00 to $20.00 per hour or more! There are plenty consideration when estimating on how much the babysitter’s fee. Mostly the things that influence the fee are:

•    The age of the babysitter
•    Number of children the sitter will be caring for.
•    The babysitter or nanny’s level of experience
•    Extra duties.
•    “Holiday” date nights.

The first step on estimating the babysitter fee, is to ask friends or neighbor around your house about how much they paid for babysitter fee. Ask few people, so you can figure out yourself about the accurate amount of fee. Remember, the age and the number of children will influence the babysitting rate.

If you can’t find somebody in your area that you could ask, then you can search on the newspaper add about babysitters and nannies that offering their service. You can also see the public bulletin boards on store or other public area about babysitter add.

Another way to find out the babysitting and nanny fee are on the internet for babysitting and nanny services or agencies. Some of them have the tool where you simply put your zip code and you could get a list of babysitters that close to your neighbor, with the detail of a short biography, recommendation, experience level, photographs, rates and their availability posted on their profile page.

With this, you should be able to estimate the accurate fee for a good babysitter in your neighborhood that meet to your requirement.

To Find a Babysitter

The first time you have your new baby, you would hardly think about leaving them. But when the baby grows and both of you have other matter to attend to, you will have to consider to finding a babysitter. Although asking to a stranger to babysit your child can seem frightening, here are some tips for you to seek a good babysitter.

First thing is to search an acquaintance, maybe some relatives. Unless, if you live far from your family. The next step is by asking to your friends, other moms and co-workers. And just by spreading the news that you’re searching a babysitter, you’ll get a lot of answer for your request. Your child’s age is also helping you to determine the babysitter that you need. A younger child will require much experienced sitter.

When you have chosen some candidates, you need to ask a few questions to the babysitter regarding their competence. Ask some usual and not-so usual question to see how they would react. Ask their references and confirm it thoroughly. If your candidates seem unwilling to give it, you should be cautions. When you have narrowed your candidate test it by set up a trail babysitting time. Let your kids and the babysitter interact without you. But keep checking them in from time to time to see their interaction.

Finally, when you have decided the babysitter you need to know about the babysitter fee. Ask other moms about the rate. You might want to consider paying more for babysitting for a baby or more than one kids.