Did you know that Germany has more bakeries and Germany eat more varieties of bread than most other countries (probably even with France for number of bakeries though)? From CNN Travel's website, "According to the bread register of the German Institute for Bread (of course there is such a thing), there are now more than [...]
Many of our au pairs have the opportunity to share about their country in the classrooms. Lena, in Robin Leon's Austin, TX cluster, presented to a group of 10 year olds at an elementary school in Round Rock, TX.
Celebrating the first day of school is definitely taken up a notch in Germany. Check out the following video to see how families in Germany celebrate the first day of school.
German au pair Pia B. is spending her year with a family in Patricia Antresian's Baltimore, MD cluster. Pia had the opportunity to share her culture with a group of 6 and 7 year olds at Harford Day School. Pia explains, "First I told them some basic information about Germany. I did comparisons between the United [...]
German au pair Annalena is spending her year in Debra Mendelson's Pennsylvania cluster. Annalena had the opportunity to visit a Daisy Girl Scout troop and talk about Germany. The girls learned some Germany songs, they read a book and had some Germany food. At the end the Daisy's all received a "I love Germany" patch [...]
On February 24th, the Girl Scouts celebrated World Thinking Day! Ann Arbor, Michigan-based Community Counselor Diane Meyers shares about this eye-opening event. "It was so wonderful to see how well our au pairs were able to present their home country for World Thinking Day on Saturday, February 24, 2018. The Girl Scouts toured "around the [...]
German Au Pair Michelle in Carol Perry's Bainbridge (Seattle), WA cluster found an entertaining way to teach a group of preschoolers about her native Germany. Playing her guitar, teaching the children songs and wrapping up with home-baked cookies were a big hit for this group of 16 at Bethany Lutheran Church on Bainbridge Island.
German Au Pair Derya, in Kim van Cleave Michael's Seattle cluster, used a puppet to tell about Germany to a group of pre-schoolers. Derya explained that she was trying to find an interesting way to be able to tell about her home country that a group of pre-schoolers would want to sit through. Her host [...]