Brazilian au pair Aline is spending her year in Jennifer Stein's Texas cluster. As part of her UCLA educational requirement Aline took the opportunity to introduce her culture to 2nd grade students at the Adventist Christian Academy of Texas in Loop, Texas. Aline taught the children about the significance of the three colors of the [...]
Spreading the LOVE across the world with those messages from the Au Pair In America community!
Washington, D.C. Community Counselor Natalie Skidmore shared a video from a host family whose children were taught to say "Happy New Year" in Chinese by their au pair Winnie W. This holiday provided another opportunity to build bridges and learn about other cultures.
Community Counselor Cynthia Chan in Southern Maryland used her monthly meeting to highlight the Lunar New Year. A guest speaker taught the au pairs about Chinese culture and Lunar New Year. In addition to sampling some treats, they also learned how to write a greeting in Chinese characters and received Lucky Money (red) envelopes. There [...]
February 22 is World Thinking Day. This is a special day for the Girl Scouts where they take part in activities that promote changing the world for the better. Troops all across the United States will be learning about a different country. Elaine Lyon, Community Counselor for Alexandria, VA, invited au pair Giovana to present about [...]
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February 5th, 2019 is the Lunar New Year. Children all across Asia are given pocket money nestled in bright red envelopes. Started in the Han Dynasty, coins (objects that looked like coins) were tied together with red string and given to ward off evil spirits. Eventually the red string became red envelopes. More about the [...]
Are you or your host family celebrating the Lunar New Year? If so, please send us a photo of your celebration. Please include: Your Name Your Country Name of your Community Counselor https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/lunar-new-year-2019/index.html. STR/AFP/AFP/Getty Images