California-based Au Pairs Laurie M. and Leonie M. shared Global Awareness together during a playdate. Since school was closed for the summer, these French Au Pairs, in Kena Anderson's cluster, used the Global Awareness materials to engage the 6 children in 4 different activities.
Daniela L. in Janet Murphy's Colorado cluster shares her insights of presenting about Colombia to a group of pre-schoolers. My name is Daniela, I am 22 years old and right now I am an au pair in Fort Collins, Colorado. I take care of three girls; they are 9, 7 and 4 years old. My [...]
"Schools are increasingly finding ways to help students develop as global citizens. But can we do more to incorporate global issues into the curriculum?" This is a great article about the importance of exposing children to multiple cultures, nationalities, ethnicities, and languages. We live in a world where often we work with people from China, [...]
As I was searching on the internet for interesting holidays, I stumbled on October as "Family History Month." Given that my family, as are many of my friends and colleagues, were from different parts of the world, I decided to do a little research and find out as much as I could about my ancestors. [...]
September 21 International Day of Peace was celebrated ’round the world. In recognition of this day and 9/11, the Global Awareness program of Au Pair in America held a “peace” art contest for au pairs. How does “peace” look to you? Paint a picture, write a poem. Many countries were represented as au pairs across [...]
Many au pairs have had fun with the children by hosting a Global Awareness Birthday Party! The children learn about their "global neighbor" while celebrating their friend's birthday. The au pairs usually play a game that's typically played at a party in their country, serve "birthday food" from their country, sing "happy birthday" in their [...]