Babysitting, Inc - It's All About "Tweens and Teens" Building a New Business-Service!

RE@L1 logo_Corp_color_RGB-high-REZ Who is a potential owner of a babysitting business, you ask? Why, it’s those tens of millions of kids out there between the ages of 10 and 17, the teens and tweens, who know they need more information about finding a job they like. They want to know about building a successful business on their own. After all, they are growing up in a world of new opportunities. Like Child Care, for example. That’s what RE@L’s new learning apps and products are all about – learning new skills to use now, and also later in life. We call this learning Practical Life Skills. We are very proud to announce to students, teachers and parents the release of our newly updated “Babysitting, Inc-Get Organized” mobile app for your iPad!

kidsIPADIt’s targeted for kids who want to learn these new RE@L Practical Life Skills.  Like: “How to start a babysitting business”, or “Creating a child care provider business plan”; or just some useful, effective babysitting tips to make their new babysitting business successful.

This new app includes helpful videos that literally show kids and parents the tips and tricks to successfully getting their babysitting business up and running. Babysitting, Inc helps kids start a competitive business to offer competent, safe babysitting services to their community. It gives them the tools and information to start up and run a business. Using this fun and unique product results in a complete business plan.

App tools are numerous: building budgets, marketing flyers, client lists, business cards, setting competitive babysitting rates. All to help the user create a complete business plan for printout.  There are dozens of selectable options for completing the tasks.  Make it unique! 15 posts full of information, delivered the way the users want it. Tips are short, to the point, along with videos that meet the expectations of  the tweens/teens- audience – they are fun, current, engaging, colorful and effective! Full of unique features BabySitting, Inc includes a number of firsts: RE@L Babysitting_GetOrganized icon_RGB

  • Exemplary uses of social media tools-kids sharing their experiences with each other and building content-making the tool good for more than just “talk”.
  • Providing kids options for navigating their learning experience using one or a combination of approaches:  linear or topical or search mode.
  • Social media connection is right in the app, many helpful features ensuring user-sharing about and within the app: Babysitting, Inc – Get Organized
  • Powerful use of iPad tools: contacts; calendar; pictures/video camera (even selfies); mail and social media sharing , anywhere and everywhere.
  • You will find many new helpful tools like the calculator to compute your expenses and profits in the budgeting activity.
  • Discover options  that allow step-by-step structured learning or random exploration.  Transportation around and through the app is extraordinarily simple.
  • Using a wide range of useful stored symbols and logos for making  business marketing materials to email and/or print. The iPad helps  generate personal designs and business tools.

 Here’s a brief video introduction about many of the cool features of Babysitting, Inc

It was created and narrated by a teen user, 14 year old Sam.

Click the graphic below to see his video report!


Babysitting, Inc: Eye on Safety will be followed by Babysitting. Inc: Active Ideas, and then by Babysitting, Inc: Ages and Stages! A full foursome of useful tools and learning about Babysitting. All you need to know about your babysitting business is in this series of apps.  All the built-in help is here to get started with confidence.

Training to use the skills needed is all intuitive and built on what users already know about the simplicity of iPad apps.  In short, expect to find all the tools to launch your own new, safe, successful babysitting business.

RE@L has more Real Life Practical Skills in the mobile app pipeline: among them are Child Care, Social Life, Teen Wellness, Consumer Life Skills and more……

 We all know kids today need to know more answers to important  questions. Click the globe below to find them!


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Tom King & Dale LaFrenz

Dr. Tom King has served for over 40 years as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Saint Thomas in the School of Education. The Saturn School of Tomorrow, formerly a St. Paul Public School, and his visionary response to educational reform, was a lighthouse on the frontier of school change. Tom was an experienced high school teacher of mathematics, a school administrator, and Director of Technology for the St. Paul MN Public Schools. He is also a member of the RE@L Team. Dr. Dale LaFrenz is Chairman of RE@L and one of the founders of MECC Software who brought “Oregon Trail” to millions of K12 kids everywhere. He has written extensively on the history and evolution of Ed Tech. His work in forging new paths for MECC’S “edutainment" software was instrumental in connecting school-markets, kids, teachers and consumer-markets/kids/parents, and now serves as the new launching pad for RE@L apps and software.

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