These are common issues/concerns that some au pairs have and suggestions on how to avoid them.
February 27, 2015 Polar Bear Day celebrates the world’s largest carnivore. A polar bear can grow up to nine feet tall(when standing) and 1400 pounds. They are a favorite at zoos around the country. Polar bears live at the North Pole region, and are native to Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Norway, and Russia. Need some ideas Read More
February 15, 2015 Connecting with new friends is #1 fear as an au pair followed closely by # 2 worrying about gaining weight. This year is your opportunity to make friends from around the world! Here are a few tips to help you to take the first step to make a friend! 1. Look and Read More
February 12, 2015 Calzone Recipe for Kids An easy calzone recipe that kids will have fun eating on Valentine’s Day, or any day you want to serve up some love with dinner. For the dough: 1 pkg yeast 1 Tbsp sugar 1 cup warm water 1 tsp salt 3 Tbsp olive oil 1 ¾ cup Read More
January 28, 2015 What is physical activity for preschoolers? Physical activity includes playing actively, family fun such as hiking or swimming, and anything that gets your child moving! Tip sheetWhy is physical activity important? It helps your child stay healthy. It helps your child learn good habits early in life. It gives them an outlet for their Read More
January 27, 2015 Picky eating is temporary and there are many things you can do to deal with picky eating in a positive way. One way is to make food fun! Get creative in the kitchen: Name a food your child helps create. Make a big deal of serving “Dawn’s Salad” or “Peter’s Sweet Potatoes” Read More
January 24, 2015 Today is a great opportunity to say something positive about the people you come into contact with ~ tell a stranger you like his tie, or her nail polish colour. Make sure you are sincere and smile.
January 19, 2015 Now is the time to book your summer travel trips. Au Pair in America has an exclusive agreement with SUNTREK Active & Adventure travel. SUNTREK has been offering regional tours of the US for young adults for almost 40 years. Au pairs with Au Pair in America will receive a 20% discount Read More
January 17, 2017 As time goes on, it can be tempting to become relaxed in the way you complete your duties. This is especially true in the final months of your au pair year. Don’t let yourself get into a routine of not doing your best. Take initiative – don’t wait to be asked, anticipate Read More
January 14, 2015 This adorable snow family will give your kids hours of puppet time fun! All you need are some inexpensive knit gloves and a few simple supplies to put together this cute project. What you’ll need: 1 white knit glove Hot glue gun 4 tiny orange pom poms Small pom poms for ear Read More
January 13, 2015 Turn an empty two liter soda bottle into this cute giggling polar bear! Choose your child’s favorite colors for the hair and mittens. What you’ll need: Gesso (recommended: Liquitex Basics Gesso) White and black acrylic craft paint Paint brush 2 liter plastic bottle 2 mismatched socks Black marker Pink crayon Scissors 12″ Read More
January 11, 2015 Au pairs and host parents are most often together with the children at the most stressful times of the day. In the morning everyone is hurriedly getting ready to start his or her day. At the end of the day children are tired, and they may be hungry and cranky as well. Read More
After the decorations are put away, the celebrations are over, the New Year has begun: and the post holiday winter blues are starting to hit you and your host family. What can you do to get through the long cold winter months happily? Get outside every day with the kids, bundle up and play outside. Read More
January 6, 2015 This is the final week to sign up for the UCLA on list class. This is the ONLY on line class that will count towards your education credit. Here is the link to apply for the class that begins on: January 9-May 11, 2015 Here is the iink to register: https://www.uclaextension.edu/pages/Course.aspx?reg=251605&qe=true
January 5, 2015 A is for Art – try drawing, painting or gluing B is for Baking – bake a dessert together for dinner C is for Clay – Use non-hardening clay or play dough to shape and mold D is for Dance – put on a lively tape E is for Exercise – be Read More
January 3, 2015 Your orientation trainer probably spoke of the 5 kilos au pairs typically gain during the year. If you feel your jeans getting too tight, try these simple tips Eat breakfast – it’s the best way to start the day. Drink water – 4 glasses or more a day, more when it is Read More