Salt Lake City$8.57/hr | < 1 yr experience
I genuinely love kids!
I have nannied and babysat since I was 13 and have experience with kids of all ages and behavioral skill sets. I plan to pursue graduate training in Psychology and am passionate about applying the latest research findings in child development to how I and others interact with kids. I also have seven nieces and nephews ranging in age from 3-15, so I am privy to developmental changes etc.
I especially love the 6 month to 3 year old phase because children are learning at such a rapid pace - it's amazing to be apart of. Games, peek-a-boo, motor skills development, and singing and music are my go to's :)
For older kids, I love to engage them in learningful activities related to their interests and hobbies. e.g. arts and crafts, sports, music. For older kids, I have learned to have an alternately firm but gentle approach -- allowing them to guide the relationship, yet stepping in with firm boundaries etc. if misbehavior happens.