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2016 Annual Flag Day Contest

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This is our 4th year celebrating Flag Day with our au pairs at Au Pair In America. Every June, we invite our au pairs to join in a Flag Day celebration by submitting creative expressions of their country’s flag. Here are the top 3  of this year’s Country Flag Contest:               Read more…

Kids Celebrate Chinese New Year

in categories: Blog by Gail Tomanelli

Check out these sites-great info and crafts for kids for the holiday! GREAT SITE FOR KIDS: http://www.china-family-adventure.com/chinese-new-year.html And http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/chinese-new-year and for crafts for kids: http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/chinese-new-year-crafts http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/chinesenewyear/ http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/chinesenewyear/lion/        

Happy Chinese New Year, Feb. 8, 2016, Year of the Monkey

in categories: Blog by Gail Tomanelli

Chinese New Year 2016 will take place from February 8 to 22. It’s a public holiday for Chinese. Usually people have 7 consecutive days off from Chinese New Year’s Eve to the sixth day after Chinese New Year’s Day. Traditionally celebrations start much earlier than Chinese New Year’s Eve. Some people start to celebrate three Read more…

“Happy New Year” from around the globe!

in categories: Blog by Gail Tomanelli

I’ve never had an ear for languages, never did too well in High School French, so I’m always amazed when our au pairs pick up English so quickly!! From time-to-time I ask my au pairs how to say certain things in their language. Recently, I had a lesson in how to wish a ‘happy new Read more…

Laura Santos and Holidays in Portugal

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Christmas season means family time in Portugal. Most of the families practise the catholic Christmas. In Christmas eve (December 24th) we prepare a big meal to receive all the family (Consoada). Typical food: Roasted Turkey, Roasted Lamb, Special Onions, Cod with Potatoes and Kale, Fried Octopus and for Dessert we have Sweet Rice, “Rabanadas”, “Filhoses”, Read more…

Kindergartners learn about Germany

in categories: Blog by Gail Tomanelli

Andi, GM Andi, from Germany visited a Kindergarten class to teach the children about her country and specifically about how she celebrates the holidays in Germany. The children were enthralled about the idea of leaving their shoes out and night wondering what they’d find in them the next day!  Andi loved the experience because the Read more…

Cassandra from France

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Cassandra’s English was basic when she arrived and now she can converse with just about anyone!  And, we love her accent!

Katja from Finland

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Katja has been in the U.S. for 5 months and has already learned so much!

Araya is an explorer!

in categories: Blog by Gail Tomanelli

Araya from Thailand loves to explore, meet new people and learn new things.

Sandra from Sweden

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Sandra has been in the U.S. for 1 1/2 years!  This cultural exchange experience has meant everything to her!

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