Screen Time, how to limit it with the Au Pair’s help.

Being very busy,  many parents use screen time (TV, computer, video games), as a babysitter. The Au Pair program provides the parents  with a unique opportunity to raise their kids active and healthy with the Au Pairs’ help.

Most Au Pairs are sporty, young and energetic, and follow a healthy lifestyle. Many Au Pairs are teachers and coaches, and they can teach kids a lot of new things. They serve as an example for the children keeping kids active and healthy.

Here are some ideas what an Au Pair can do with the kids instead of watching TV, playing video games or surfing on computer. For more ideas please go to Au Pair Sis pinterest.

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If the weather is rainy or bad, the Au Pair can definitely do many activities with host family kids at home:

Build a fort in the living room and camp out one night.
Make puppets out of old clean socks and have a puppet show.
Research your family history and draw a family tree.
Invent a new game and teach it to your friends and family.Au Pair
Create a collage out of pictures from old magazines.
Play board games with family and friends.
Make a friendship bracelet or a photo frame.picnic Bake cakes or cookies and invite friends for a tea party.
Write a letter to your grandparents. Make a special card

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Nikki Khuong
    Jun 14, 2013 @ 22:54:36

    Great post! Last month I blogged about “Screen Free Week”. It’s very easy to overuse the screens and forget about what’s important!

    Reply

    • Go Au Pair Philadelphia
      Jun 15, 2013 @ 23:51:29

      Thank you for your comment, Nikki. You have very valuable suggestions on your blog. Children learn by example, so, at first, the parents need to limit screen time. Screen Free Week begins when parents and Au Pairs chose to explore new screen-free activities instead of using PC, watching TV and have fun together with children.

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