When a child is left with a babysitter for the first time it can be worrying. Sharing stories about babysitters can help put a child’s mind at ease. Stories can make the experiences easier to cope with and more understandable.
The Babysitter – Vivian French and Sue Heap
Mum and dad are going out for the evening and a new babysitter is coming round.
An Evening at Alfie’s – Shirley Hughes
Alfie likes his babysitter and helps her come to the rescue when a pipe bursts in the at!tic. A good, satisfying story.
Titchy Witch and the Babysitting Spell – Rose Impey and Katherine McEwen
Titchy-witch doesn’t want to be left at home with a babysitter, so she casts a spell to make Mum and Dad stay. When the spell turns out to be too scary, Titchy-witch has an even bigger problem.
Come Back Soon – Miriam Moss and Dawn Apperley
Otter’s mum and dad have to go away ‘for just one sleep’. Grandma comes to look after otter for the night. A reassuring story.
How to Babysit a Grandma – Jean Reagan and Lee Wildish
This funny and heartwarming book will help children to become expert grandma-sitters in no time.
No Babysitters Allowed – Amber Stewart and Laura Rankin
Hopscotch the rabbit does not want his parents to go out and leave him with the babysitter but discovers that babysitters can be fun. A reassuring story.