Improving Your Babysitting Skills:" How To Become the Babysitter Everyone Calls First!

Several weeks ago, RE@L released our Babysitting, Inc mobile app. Babysitting_GetOrganized_120x120_rounded It’s the first babysitting tutorial ever that covers the complete set of skills you need to become a competent, trusted babysitter that everyone who needs one calls first. Many of you might have wondered, though, is there more we can learn to be even better at what we do. We are glad to report the answer is, Yes!

In the event you haven’t seen this helpful and informative website before, we are pleased to present the fine work of the American Red Cross® (ARC) program: “Babysitting Training.” – This free, online course features video tutorials and more on how to improve your skills. Here’s an excerpt from the ARC website that describes their many resources:

Dozens of downloadable resources provide by The American Red Cross®/Babysitting:

Unknown-1- Step-by-step instructions for skills, such as spoon-feeding

- Summaries of each lesson

- Templates for resumes and business cards

- Forms to aid parent interviews

Course Outline:

•   The Business of Babysitting

•   Playing with Kids of All Ages

And More!

  •  You’re the Boss
  •  From Feeding to Bedtime: Caring for Kids
  •   Safe and Sound on the Job 
  •   It’s an Emergency … Now What?
  •   Your Final Exam

Why, ARC offers a nearby, onsite classroom Training Course and the materials you need to take it. See their website below.

There’s even a link to the question: “Do Boys Make Good Babysitters?” We all know the answer to that, right?

Check it all out at:

And lest we forget, here’s a link to what we think is the perfect helper to the ARC resources, our very own RE@L Babysitting, Inc. babysitting screenshot 1It works with your iPad and takes you at your own speed till you master all the related, essential skills, If you missed our first blog on that topic, check it out here:

Click below to buy this helpful, new app at the iTunes Store:

Be the BEST Babysitter, ever!  Check out American Red Cross® and RE@L!

It’s like having the best baby-sitting training you can get anywhere!


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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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