I have quite a bit of experience caring for children, as I helped my parents raise my two sisters, who are 12 and 13 years younger than me. I was able to assist in caring for them from birth until three years ago when I left for college, when they were 5 and 6. I also have several younger cousins who I have babysat on numerous occasions, in addition to helping my mother, who nannies currently. I enjoy doing fun activities with kids, whether it be staying at home and doing crafts or baking, or heading out to the beach, playground or other fun day trips! One of my favorite personal pastimes is reading, and I always encourage the kids I babysit to read, whether on their own or to me, or sit down to enjoy some quiet time while I read to them. It's important to me that each child is enjoying themselves no matter what they are doing!