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December 26, 2018 at 4:18 pm in reply to: Babysitting, how old does your child need to be to be a babysitter? #113018
Keep in mind many factors in Age for Babysitting. 1) The Red Cross babysitting course is recommended for 11 to 15-year-olds to start babysitting. That age range is a good guideline to use since the course is recognized nationally. Use caution and judgment when deciding a child of 10 or younger is old enough to babysit. 2) base on the territory of the residence, 3) length of time left alone, start with an hour and progress up to longer time lines, also 4) factor in the time of day. Is there a neighbor nearby in the event something happens and an adult is needed? How far away will the adult be and of course each child matures at a a different level so maturity is a big factor to consider.
Skip the cliché “World’s Best Grandpa/Grandma” t-shirt and ho-hum mug and surprise them with the unexpected A memory books that include the year in pictures with a home made memory book cover . So easy yet so treasured.
Select a category and narrow the focus of what will be tested/tasted. The host should complete the prerequisites such as research your topic and do a little pre-tasting/pre-testing.
Choose a theme to help you tie your choices together and gather the products with enough for all invited with a few extras for the unexpected /mishap. Provide a comfortable setting with tables and chairs for all. Provide paper and pen so that the tasters can keep track of their notes to compare with each other later on.
Remember tasting is different from eating. When you taste, you slow down, pay attention, and savor the food in a structured fashion, evaluating the samples’ appearance, aroma, flavor, texture, and finish. Then note:
Did I enjoy this product? Why or why not
Would I buy it again? Why and why not
Time to compare and share with the group. You can try something fun and swap notes amongst the group or do a round robin with comments and feedback, have fun and make it fun. Leave a lasting impression of the taste/test.