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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.

First Time Parents

There is plenty of thing when become parent for the first time. Specially the mix feeling of happy, joyful, anxious, and sometimes stressing at the same time. The lack of knowledge and experience to taking care of an infant, the concern whether you do it properly or not, which bound to happen when taking care of the new baby, it can bring a lot of stress for the first time parent. But of course there will be a lot of joy side that will come a long too for the addition of a new member to your family.

For the first six month your new babies will required a lot of things so they can be comfortable and happy. Since they can grew quite fast for the first year you need pay attention about the size of their clothing, toys and diapers. For the feeding of baby for the first year of the baby’s life, there is a choice between breast feeding or you can give a bottle formula, its depend on the circumstances of the mother. For transportation you might want to get a baby stroller for the baby, there is a lot of model that you can choose from nowadays. And don’t forget to get a baby car seat for your car too.

Despite with the overwhelming to become the first time parent it is a most wonderful, fulfilling and exciting experiences, which should be enjoy for the whole family.