Make the Musical Instruments with the Au Pairs.

Join the International Spring Festival this Saturday, April 21, 2018 and the Au Pairs from Go Au Pair will  teach your kids how to create the musical instruments from around the world. We chose – Maracas, originally from Portuguese,  Harmonica, originally from Europe, and Tambourine, originally from Egypt and Israel. Musical instruments

Maracas are integral to Latin American dance bands, and have become increasingly popular in pop groups, percussion ensembles, as well as primary school music education. The simple design and intuitive process of the maracas have made it a familiar favorite around the world. The instrument has a long history of engaging audiences of all ages and backgrounds.  Maracas are usually played in pairs, with either one in each hand or two held together in one hand.

Harmonica, also known as a French harp or mouth organ, is a free reed wind instrument used worldwide in many musical genres, notably in bluesAmerican folk musicclassical musicjazzcountry, and rock and roll. There are many types of harmonica, including diatonic, chromatic, tremolo, octave, orchestral, and bass versions. A harmonica is played by using the mouth (lips and tongue) to direct air into or out of one or more holes along a mouthpiece. Popsicle Stick Harmonica is a nice homemade music instrument for the kids to make and enjoy making music with.

Tambourine, small drum is normally played with the bare hands and often has attached to it jingles, pellet bells, or snares.  Tambourines were played in ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Israel, Greece, and Rome, especially in religious contexts, and they have long been prominent in Middle Eastern folk and religious use. Kids like tambourines because they make a lot of noise.

Please stop near Go Au Pair table this Saturday, April 21, 2018 and create your own Maracas,  Harmonica or Tambourine.  The address is North Penn High School, 1340 S Valley Forge Rd Lansdale, PA 19446 from 11:00 am till 5:00 pm. We are looking forward to entertaining your kids!

 

2013 Year Au Pair Activities Review

2013

In 2013, the Au Pairs from Go Au Pair in Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery County and close NJ joined many activities where Au Pairs get to know each other better, meet the Local Area Representative( me), have fun and make new friends. Go Au Pair requires all Au Pairs to attend at least 4 meetings for each 12 month program year.

African American Museum, Philadelphia,100_1326
The 2013 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show.100_1398 Explore the Center City of Philadelphia, tour at Kimmel Center.Au Paiirs goaupair
The Devon Horse Show, Devon , PA Family Day ConferenceDevon Show

The Peddlers VillageAu Pairs Bucks County, New Hope
Masonic Temple, Philadelphia100_2080

 Bryn Athyn Cathedral, the tour at Glencairn museum

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and picnic.

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Fernanda’s farewell partyIMG_20130929_170742

Grounds for Sculpture, Family Day ConferenceIMG_20131013_131641

Volunteering for the Philadelphia Marathon for the American Cancer Society,IMG_20131117_102357 (2) and have a very special experienceIMG_20131117_132717
Holiday Party, Peddlers Village, Lahaska, dining at Cock ‘n Bull Restaurant,IMG_20131214_152247

and gift exchange,

Au Pairs presents

games,Au Pair game

contest and funIMG_20131214_152146

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