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Summer Packets Started Yet?

If your child did not receive a summer packet of some sort, I would be calling the school. Even my entering-first grader has two packets of math, reading and writing that could potentially fill several hours of her time! Frankly, I think it may be a bit overkill at that age, but nonetheless, most kids…

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Au Pairs as Language Tutors

I know many of you here in RI are new to the idea of an au pair. Au pairs are international childcare providers who have specific training and experience, who come to America and other countries to have a cultural exchange and educational experience while providing you, the Host Family, with reliable and affordable childcare.…

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Be Smart – Check the Car!

I would like to write about leaving children in cars. This happens sometimes by accident, and there is nothing more horrifying than the thought of causing the death of your own child, but it happens. We must not blame the parents who are unfortunate enough to experience this horror. Instead, we must educate, remind, speak…

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Are You Living the Golden Rule?

You’ve heard of it, right? I think everyone has, but I am not always right. Just in case, the “Golden Rule” is the rule of life, whether you get it from the Ten Commandments or some non-religious source. It basically means that you should treat others in the way that you would like to be…

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Social Life of Au Pairs

Many Host Families have questions about what their au pair can do during their off-time and how they can meet new people. As part of the Go Au Pair family, I love it when I can reassure families that I plan at least four to six events each year for just that purpose. Although Department…

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Time for Water Safety Education in RI

It’s that time of year again! School is out, local beaches and pools are open. What does your child know about water safety? Education doesn’t stop just because it is summer time! Please be safe as you enjoy the beautiful weather and our great country. Never mix alcohol with water or water sports. Judgement may…

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Celebrate Ecuadorian Culture in June!

Learning Spanish? June is the perfect month to match with a Spanish-speaking au pair from Ecuador! Go Au Pair is offering a $100 discount to Host Families matching with an Ecuadorian au pair during the month of June! Or, choose any country you want and get our best discount offered! Visit our local page here…

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Need Help with Reading Fluency?

Many children struggle with reading fluency, right into high school. It is most commonly noticed in younger children who are just learning to read on their own. First, take a look at the child’s decoding skills. That means, how does the child approach a word he or she does not know? Does the child immediately…

Keep kids engaged this summer

Summer is Coming – Don’t Lose Momentum

Now that summer is just on our doorstep, teachers are pulling way back. Homework is over and the lazy days of summer are nearly upon us. But your kid just got going! Do you have one of those children who seem to hit their stride very late in the school year? Maybe you just have…

Practice makes perfect!

Great Ways to Use Flash Cards

Remember flash cards? Love them or hate them, most of us have used them at some point. I wanted to share some basic tips for you to use them with your kids. Why flash cards? Well, simply said, there are many things to learn and even memorize, and practice does make perfect! Flash cards can…

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Stuck in a Childcare Rut?

What kind of childcare have you been using? Is one parent just returning to work after time home with the kids? Do you shuffle the kids to daycare every morning and home again every evening? Tired of spending more time and money than you want for childcare? Read a blog about one parent’s reasons for…

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Open Your World!

I love the Au Pair Program! It provides so much for so many! Polina, my PA counterpart, has such a great and active cluster. You should read about how the families and au pairs are loving their experiences in the program. It provides an opportunity for young men and women from all over the world…

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Plan Ahead for Sanity!

Spring sports will be ending soon, summer is just on the horizon. What are your plans? I know in my household, with track ending, swim lessons beginning, and cook-out season already underway, every weekend is busy, busy, busy. But what are the kids doing? Summer Blackhurst reminds us, in her timely blog post, that au…

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Household Rules and Your Au Pair

As part of the Au Pair Program, Host Families can set household rules for the au pair to follow. This can include things like work-day and weekend curfews, telephone, tv and internet usage, and responding to kid’s misbehavior. Summer Blackhurst agrees with me when she says that Host Families should make the au pair an…

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First Aid Prevention & Tips

When choosing the safest childcare option for your children in Rhode Island, consider the Au Pair Program! In addition to the required 32 hours of documented training in their own country, au pairs from Go Au Pair get even more safety and training. When you send him or her to our exclusive New York City…