On Monday, December 20th au pairs from China, Brazil, Thailand, Guatemala and Brazil visited the HELP Suffolk Homeless Shelter’s daycare center. They did a Global Awareness lesson called “Holidays Around the World” for the children. The class of 3 – 5 year olds loved the passports and stickers. There were stickers for each country with a greeting of Happy New Year or Merry Christmas in the language of the au pair. The kids learned how to say the greetings. Marie from Germany told the kids about the Christmas tree and how the tradition began in Germany. Then the children decorated foam trees with colorful decorations. We ended with a story about Santa Claus and a lively round of” O Tannebaum” (O Christmas Tree)!