Entertainment Ideas

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Babysitter helping girls with homework
One of the best things about babysitting is getting to play all the games you loved to play when you were younger!

Children can be divided into four major age groups:

  1. Infants: Under 1 year old and depend completely on you.
  2. Toddlers: 1 to 2 years old and mostly depend on you.
  3. Preschoolers: 3 to 5 years old and mostly able to do things alone.
  4. School Age: 6 to 10 years old and able to do things alone.
Learn more about entertaining each age group below.

Entertaining Infants

Babysitting for infants (children under 1 year old) is very demanding and a huge responsibility for a babysitter. Infants have very short attention spans and depend completely on you.

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Entertaining Toddlers

Babysitting for toddlers (children 1 to 2 years old) can be exhausting! Toddlers have short attention spans and enjoy frequent activity changes.

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Entertaining Preschoolers

Babysitting for preschoolers (children 3 to 5 years old) can be really fun! Preschoolers have strong likes and dislikes and want to do things on their own.

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Entertaining School Age Children

Babysitting school-age children (ages 6 to 10 years old) is a great way for new babysitters to get babysitting experience. School-age children enjoy active play and team games or activities.

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Middle schoolers in Safe Sitter class learning babysitting skills

Learn more about entertaining children including what not to do in a Safe Sitter® class.