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second fastest growing period, period between childhood and adulthood, starting from ages 12 or 13 and ending between ages 18-22, during which child assumes adult responsibilities
why every child is a unique indivual
they are all different and can accomplish and can accomplish tasks at different times in their life
why babies have fontanels on their heads
they are spots on their heads where the bones have not yet grown together
when an upset child's actions turn into a screaming fit accompanied by crying, kicking, or dropping to the floor
3 ways to help handle a temper tantrum
remove the audience
remove the child from the audience
divert the child's attention
information you should find out when offered a babysitting job
the number and ages of the children
the time you will need to arrive
how long the parents plan to be gone
the rate of pay you will receive
how you can show you are a reliable babysitter
keeping a constant, careful eye on the children
keeping an accurate list of telephone messages
not allowing your friends to visit
not opening the door to strangers
the number you should call if a child has a serious injury, there is an intruder, or any other emergency
2 things you should consider when selecting toys for children
make sure they are suitable for the age level
make sure they are in good condition and unbroken
toys for babies (examples)
soft, plastic rattles, plastic keys on a ring, soft, spongy balls, soft blocks
toys for toddlers (examples)
wooden/foam blocks, pull toys, garage with cars, large piece building sets, soft footballs or basketballs, picture books, shape sorters, simple puzzles
toys for preschoolers (examples)
memory games, building sets, puzzles, books, coloring books and crayons, dolls, trains and cars
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