Thursday, April 4, 2013

Fun First Time Jobs For Kids

Kids get the freedom that comes along with having their own money when they work. A job can also teach a kid how to become a responsible adult. Many kids do not want to work because they think that their job will be boring. On the contrary, there are a number of fun jobs for kids. Below are some of the many fun jobs that kids can do.

Babysitting


If your kid loves small children, then a babysitting job may be perfect for him or her. Babysitting jobs are relatively simple to find because parents are always looking for someone to take care of their child. Babysitters typically work on the weekends, so it will be easier for a child to work and keep up with his or her studies.

It is very important for your child to know what to do if an emergency situation arises. That is why is why babysitters are strongly advised to take a course in CPR and first aid.

Animal Shelter Worker

Animal shelters are always looking for hard-working people. People who work in animal shelters spend their days feeding the animals and cleaning out the cages. This is a great job for kids who are interested in becoming a veterinarian because it will give them the hands-on experience that they need.

Restaurant Waiter or Waitress


Despite the fact that waiters and waitresses often have to work long hours and deal with unpleasant customers, this job can be a lot of fun. People get to socialize with other employees and get free or discounted food. Waiters and waitresses can also make a lot of money in tips.

Tutor


This is another great job for people who love working with children. Schools hire tutors, but your child can also tutor online. One of the advantages of being an online tutor is that one has the option of setting his or her own hours. That is huge benefit for a busy student who has other things to do.

Retail Job


There are a number of benefits that can be reaped from having a retail job. People who work in retail get merchandise discounts and the opportunity to work alongside other people. They also get to enjoy light schedules.

Some of the downsides that come along with working a retail job is that one will most likely have to work weekends, make minimum wage and deal with unhappy customers. However, this is a great first time job because it teaches a young person how to interact with various types of people.



Stacey is the mother of twin teenage boys who have recently been looking for casual work in order to earn some extra pocket money. One of her boys recently landed a job doing letterbox distribution in Perth whilst the other is still searching prompting Stacey to put together this list. 

20 comments:

  1. It's important that kids sometimes have their jobs. It is a learning way or training and for them to become responsible.

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  2. It also make kids feel a bit more in control of their lives when they have money they earned and don't always have to ask Mom or Dad for pocket money.

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  3. My kids are still to young for any of these but I'm hoping when they get older they'll do it.:)

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  4. Teaching them the value of work and earning money will teach them to be frugal and value money. by the way, I'm wondering how old can kids in the US start doing baby sitting jobs?

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  5. I have worked since I was 12. had a paper route. I hope I have instilled these same values in my kids.

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  6. I already told my eldest about having a job in between school. I hope he can do it and maintain his high grades. As for the value of money ,he knows how to save already.

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  7. Definitely the Animal Shelter Worker will be perfect for my daughter. She's such an animal lover and wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up!

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  8. I dont mind babysitting i love kids :) however i think it is a very stressing job taking care of somebody's children just my opinion

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  9. It is always nice when kids learn about earning money through working on their own. Even just little chores at home and let them have a reward can be helpful. We are thinking maybe this Summer Harley can help me with our own little fruits and veggies stand. :) He'll get some money to put in his coin bank and buy something for his birthday. LOL!

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  10. This is one unique idea :) summer job so to speak. Kids should learn the value of money and they have to know that one has to earn hard by working for something or for someone. That way they will know how to keep their hard earned money.

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  11. this is a good idea, with this kids will know the value of money and how hard it is to earn it..

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  12. that is one great mind, teaching your kid on how to work, makes them feel the our life isn't was wonderful as being a kid.

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  13. I have a teenager who is getting ready to look. He is turning his nose down at everything his dad and I suggest. I recently saw a sign on the side of the road with the wording - looking for people to help with dog poop clean up service - I told him he would be working there if he did not find something on his own soon, he is newly motivated in his search, lol.

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  14. I guess my son and I can baby sit and at the same teaching other kids to read and learn. He is good at it :)

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  15. These are helpful tips, usually baby sitting happened when there are too many kids in the family and parents are busy doing chores or working and the older kids always end up looking after their younger siblings.

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  16. Great ideas for kids' first time jobs. We are talking to our little girls now about the importance of having to work to earn your keep and will be doing a rewards system at home where they can earn a little something for doing some house chores :-)

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  17. it's good to expose them even on their early age different jobs, i am planning to get peachy on this year mc donald's kiddie crew.

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  18. My son is 15 and is starting to look at places where he can work when he is 16. I hadn't thought of the animal shelter, that is a wonderful idea.

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  19. Those are great ideas to pass away the time this summer.

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  20. simple house chores can also be their first jobs.

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It's always a pleasure to read what you have to say! Thank you!

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