In June au pairs from Au Pair in America were graciously invited to the home of a current host family for a pool party. Hamburgers, hotdogs, salads, chips and salsa, lots of dip and other great foods were available as we all relaxed in the the cool of the afternoon by the pool. We spoke about summer fun activities and safety tips such as protecting children in and around the water and the importance of sunscreen protection during the hot summer months.
June 17 – The Statue of Liberty was a gift from the people of France in 1885 to recognize the French-American cooperation during the American Revolution. She stands 305 feet (93 meters) high in New York Harbor. The seven rays on her crown represent the seven continents and seven seas of the world.
Flying the American flag is more popular than ever. It is a symbol of the country’s values and traditions. Do you know what the stars and stripes mean? Its 13 red and white stripes represent the original colonies and the 50 stars stand for the states. You might also want to use this day to teach the children about your own flag. You can find a print out of the American flag and flags of many other countries in the Kids Culture Corner
To honor the father in your family work together to make a special picture or homemade gift.
Here are some fun ideas to do with kids: http://familyfun.go.com/fathers-day/fathers-day-crafts/
Milk and milk products are important for strong bones and healthy teeth. Children should have 3-4 servings a day of foods such as milk, cheese and yogurt.