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Weekly Topic Inspiration: Day Care and Babysitting Guides

  1. Simone Smith profile image88
    Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

    Chances are that if you are human, you have been babysat before. You might have even been a babysitter at some point, or perhaps you're a parent and have had to deal with the issue of finding good day care and babysitters for your kids. Why not take that experience and turn it into a Hub?
    Now's the time to do it! This week's Weekly Topic Inspiration theme is Day Care and Baby Sitting, so write down your tips, advice, and pointers in Hub form and join us for some child-centric fun!

    If you don't know where to start, here are some commonly searched-for keywords on the subject: babysitting games, babysitter wanted, find a babysitter, babysitter games, babysitting rates, free babysitting games, babysitting classes, babysitting websites, child development, early childhood education, babysitting jobs, nanny jobs, early learning center, tutor time, child care jobs, daycare centers in my area, early childhood development, child care rebate, child care vouchers, nanny agencies, universal child care benefit, day care centers, live in nanny, child care subsidy, nanny services, child care assistance, child care centers, nannies for hire, kids care, infant care

    As you'll see from those keywords, there is quite some interest on how to find good nannies, babysitting games and activities, how to subsidize or afford daycare, and how to build education into early childcare services. So those would be some great subjects to address!

    If you'd like to join in on this week's topic by writing a Hub, follow these steps:

    1)    Click here to visit this week's topic.
    2)    Click the green button "answer this question".
    3)    Click the gray button below the box (leave that empty) that says "make a Hub about it."
    4)    Give your Hub a very specific title, like Easy Summer Gardening Projects for Kids or Challenging Summer Activities for Teens
    5)    Create good quality original content that hasn't been covered before.
    6)    After you publish your Weekly Topic Inspiration Hub, come back to this forum thread and post a link to your Hub with a brief description of what you wrote about and why.

    For more information on the Weekly Topic Inspiration program, check out the Learning Center guide.

    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/5063877_f260.jpg

    I'm looking forward to reading your guides!

    1. chelseacharleston profile image60
      chelseacharlestonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Turn your babysitter into your housekeeper, too!  http://chelseacharleston.hubpages.com/h … usekeepers

      1. Simone Smith profile image88
        Simone Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I LOVE this idea! So smart, chelseacharleston!

        1. chelseacharleston profile image60
          chelseacharlestonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks!

  2. melbel profile image93
    melbelposted 5 years ago

    My sister works as a nanny and is a fellow hubber, she's been wanting to get some more hubs up soon. I'll send her a line with this thread and perhaps this will inspire her.

    1. Denise Handlon profile image86
      Denise Handlonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Cool!  I bet she has a ton of stories!   What is her hubber name?  My daughter and sister are hubbers here as well.  smile

      1. melbel profile image93
        melbelposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Oh wow, that's awesome! She's jshe4941. She has a bunch of hub ideas but is in grad school right now so she doesn't have as much time to get on here as she would like. She does have one hub up now and I think she said thanksgiving week she wants to write a bunch. My mom is on here as well, but I don't remember her hubber name. She wants to write on nursing and health issues, but doesn't have any hubs yet.

        Edit: My mom is Susie57, but like I said, no hubs yet.

    2. Simone Smith profile image88
      Simone Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Perfect!!! I hope she joins in on the fun!

  3. Denise Handlon profile image86
    Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago

    Simone...can we include babysitter nightmare stories????   (please, please, please)  I have a few of those, LOL

    1. Simone Smith profile image88
      Simone Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      YES PLEASE!!!! I've got a couple of those myself.....

  4. Greek One profile image76
    Greek Oneposted 5 years ago

    can I focus my babysitting Hub around

    http://www.rankopedia.com/CandidatePix/35842.gif?

    1. Simone Smith profile image88
      Simone Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      ........................................................................................... YES.

  5. RedElf profile image84
    RedElfposted 5 years ago

    Finally got back here with my first hub - teh computer ate my homework, and I had to redo it. Oh, well, here it is now:

    What to Look For In Choosing Your Child's Day Care Center: Tips For Choosing A Good Day Care Center

    Cheers!

    1. Denise Handlon profile image86
      Denise Handlonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      smile  Good one, RedElf! Very useful.

    2. Simone Smith profile image88
      Simone Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Talk about an amazing first WTI Hub! Your advice is fantastic, RedElf, and your formatting and image use is brilliant too!!

      1. RedElf profile image84
        RedElfposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks so much, Simone - I'm off to read leahlefler's entry... It certainly looks interesting! big_smile

  6. RedElf profile image84
    RedElfposted 5 years ago

    Thanks, Denise! I am waiting to read some baby-sitting horror stories. big_smilebig_smilebig_smile

  7. leahlefler profile image96
    leahleflerposted 5 years ago

    http://leahlefler.hubpages.com/hub/Earl … ol-Program

    Here's an article on things a parent should observe prior to choosing a preschool for their child.

    1. Simone Smith profile image88
      Simone Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, this is amazing too!  You're a stellar photographer, leahlefler. And I couldn't agree more with your tips on what to look for in a good preschool.

  8. RedElf profile image84
    RedElfposted 5 years ago

    Great hub, leah! You addresses several concerns such as security and classroom/program content brilliantly! Super formatting and pictures!

  9. Simone Smith profile image88
    Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

    Alright- for once I got my act together and have published a Hub on this week's themes! It's on Barbie babysitting games and offers some fun ways to pass the time while playing with dolls big_smile

  10. RedElf profile image84
    RedElfposted 5 years ago

    Fun hub, Simone - I will be back later tonight with a hub about babysitting tales of terror - or holy terrors I have known and babysat for...

    1. Simone Smith profile image88
      Simone Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hehee, I'm really looking forward to reading that one!

  11. Chin chin profile image89
    Chin chinposted 5 years ago

    Hi. Joining Weekly Topic Inspiration again. Here's my contribution

    http://chinchin.hubpages.com/hub/How-to-be-a-Babysitter

    1. Simone Smith profile image88
      Simone Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      This is great advice! I'm glad you mentioned the Red Cross training program. It's really useful!

  12. Denise Handlon profile image86
    Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago

    Here it is Simone, RedElf and others...the stories of terrible babysitters:

    http://denisehandlon.hubpages.com/hub/H … -Selection

    1. Simone Smith profile image88
      Simone Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Dang, those are some pretty bad babysitters! I'm seriously feeling better about my past performance now.

  13. RedElf profile image84
    RedElfposted 5 years ago

    I finally made it back with the tale of babysitting terror:

    Never Watch Scary Movies and Other Babysitting Tips

    Off to read the rest of the babysitting hubs big_smilebig_smilebig_smile

    1. Simone Smith profile image88
      Simone Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hahaa, love it!  Your tips are super helpful, and I love the story you've shared.

  14. Chin chin profile image89
    Chin chinposted 5 years ago

    This is my second hub on the topic this week. If my first hub talked about How to be a Babysitter, this one talks about How to Get a Babysitter.

    1. Simone Smith profile image88
      Simone Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      More great advice! I'm glad you wrote it!

  15. LucysMom profile image70
    LucysMomposted 5 years ago

    Hi there! I contributed a hub about interview questions to ask when considering home daycare. I take my daughter to a home daycare, and it's a great option for us. However, I saw some not-so-great ones when I was trying to find child care for her. Tips For Picking a Home Daycare- Questions to Ask at a Home Daycare Visit

    I enjoyed reading all the other hubs for this topic!

    1. Simone Smith profile image88
      Simone Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I went to a home daycare and those were some of the best days of my life, so I'm all for 'em! You've provided some GREAT questions to ask.

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    sestasikposted 5 years ago

    Hi, after reading RedElf's hub about holy terrors, I thought I would contribute a hub about some ways to keep active kid entertained on rainy days. This is my first contribution to a weekly hub idea.

    Rainy Day Babysitting Ideas: Six Coloring Activities for Adventure and Fun

    1. Simone Smith profile image88
      Simone Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      What fabulous ideas! I particularly like the treasure map one.

      Also, I fixed the link and removed the other post- I hope that's alright! ^_^

  17. profile image0
    sestasikposted 5 years ago

    Yes, thanks very much! And thanks for the comment!

  18. Simone Smith profile image88
    Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

    Hey everyone! Big thanks to everyone who published a WTI Hub this week! There are some really, really useful Hubs here, and I bet they'll do great!

    The new week's theme is cleaning guides, and the thread is here: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/86893

    I hope you'll join us!

 
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