Thanks so much to Brian Egger of Trek America (www.trekamerica.com/aupairinamerica) for braving the winter storm today to meet with us and let us know about the wonderful travel opportunities for our au pairs. Tours range from as little as 3 to 4 days to 4 weeks long depending on how much time and money you have to spend! The beauty of joining such a Trek is the opportunity to meet people who may come from all different parts of the world. As you explore American cites and natural parks you find yourself making friends with people who span the globe! The tour guides introduce you to the locals by offering jeep rides on an Indian preservation to horseback riding in the Grand Canyon. For more information visit the Trek America site.
Presidents’ Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government. Traditionally celebrated on February 22 ~ Washington’s actual day of birth ~ the holiday became popularly known as Presidents’ Day after it was moved as part of 1971’s Uniform Monday Holiday Act, an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers. While several states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other figures, Presidents’ Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents past and present. To see a listing of all U.S. presidents go to http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents. Click on each president to find out who they were and what they achieved during their presidency. Most American school children have to learn their presidents so this is a great site to go through with them and test their knowledge! Have fun. You may learn something new.
I found this on Linked In and had to share as it has such a wonderful message for everyone! Peace in My World is a delightful story for young children told in rhyme. It tells of a place where peace flourishes. Each page is accompanied by full color illustrations depicting children from all over the world in traditional costumes. Learn how to say Peace in different languages! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPRdSlg9AFQ