Let’s face the facts – kids nowadays are much more knowledgeable and aware of their surroundings, than previous times. Couple that with genuine mood swings and such an audience can shake your very-grown up confidence. From snatching away your fake beard, to being less than amazed at your stories and magic tricks, these tiny guests can be hard to handle. Having faced such disappointments some parents take the emotional toll of it and ‘realize’ that they are no longer cool for the kids.
In reality, it is just the fact that with numerous distractions in the form of gadgets and activities available all at the same time, kids are prone to constant stimulation. Any parent of a 5-10 year old will tell you that “Daddy…I’m boooored” can be a nightmare of an issue to fix. So you can’t assume that the kids would be any different when they turn up for the party. The not-so-shy kind may actually voice this issue over and over, making others join the bandwagon. It may embarrass your own child and confuse them as they still look up to you yet cannot make their peers feel the same way.
Clearly, having to manage and supervise all the aspects of a party along with the entertainment has been a hectic job for parents of all times. However, with this added factor of your young guests seeking “quality entertainment”, the efforts are magnified to another level.
How do Children’s Entertainers lend a hand?
Once the entertainment – mood, fun, amusement and all – has been taken care of, you have to room to benefit from the opportunity in more ways than is obvious. The time that you save needn’t be utilised just to catch up on pending preparations, it can also be used to closely observe the company your kid has at school. Our society has evolved has a whole and your child may need a completely different set of social skills to maintain friends than you did. Also, parents of new kids can be entertained as guests. Bonding with them can create a sense of community and help establish long lasting relationships between your families, as the kids grow over the years.
Another concern, which can be addressed with children’s entertainers around, is that of safety. In case of an injury or mishap, most parents face conflicts with the guests’ parents over who was responsible. Where you negligent of your duty as a host? Was the kid too ill-mannered/wild to control? Was another child involved in causing the accident? Are his/her parents aware of their child’s behaviour? Instead of pondering over who to blame, such incidents may all together be avoided with the hired help. In case, they do occur most children entertainers are prepared with first-aid kits and trained to handle the situation.
Contrary to the stereotype that says parents hiring children’s entertainers are negligent of their duties, it is in fact an extra measure to ensure that kids used to structured, age-appropriate and engaging activities, are attended by trained professionals. Just like you would trust trained teachers to educate your kid in the best possible way at school, trust trained entertainers to make kids have the best possible time at your party.