Whether it will be your first time, or you already have the experience; whether you will give a part of your day or the whole day to spend time with a group — being a chaperone is an amazing experience!
At some point you will think to yourself: “How can they be sooo loud?” or “Oh, I don’t like kids!” But, at the end of the day, although exhausted, you will be thankful for such an opportunity.
So, here are some tips for your chaperone adventure:
Dress for action
Since you will be chasing the children in different places, make sure you have good shoes. Clothes should be light, but the jacket waterproof. Don’t forget the sunglasses and the hat!
Have enough water and snacks at hand
Make sure you are always well hydrated and grab the opportunities to have some snack, otherwise you will be exhausted very soon. The children will notice when you are down and out of energy. Yes, they are so smart!
Limit the use of your phone
Although for some chaperones there is work to do even when they are on a field trip, because of the safety of the ones you are accompanying, we kindly recommend that you stay off your phone!
Be careful with the photos
It’s great to take photos of the children when on a trip, just make sure the parents are okay with your posting of their children on Social Media.
Instead of that, a great idea would be to make a photo book and give it as a gift to all those in a group!
Because of the safety, you should be careful to count the children when they leave or rejoin the group for some reason (getting off the bus, going to the bathroom).
Many counting will be necessary, but it’s better to be safe than sorry!
If you should enter the museum with seven-year-olds, make sure they have had some brisky activity before that, like climbing the hill. If they are out of breath, they don’t have the energy to behave badly.
You will be grateful to us for giving you these tips!
For more useful information and the tours we are offering, contact Junior Tours!