NATIONAL CHILDREN’S DAY | Second Sunday in June
The second Sunday in June rewinds time for a moment for a celebration known as National Children’s Day in the United States.
The day honors the children in our lives by slowing down our fast-paced lives, turning off the tech, and refocusing on the important things. Taking one day may not be enough, but using it as an opportunity to redirect our family’s lives may be an important step in a child’s life.
Children look up to the adults in their lives for guidance. While their personalities are unique, they develop their character as they spend time with you and me.
HOW TO OBSERVE National Children’s Day
Cherish our children, spend time with them. Seize the opportunity to spend time with your children and grandchildren. Make it your mission to:
- Start new traditions.
- Explore the outdoors.
- Tell family stories.
- Be creative through art or music.
- Teach them something new.
- Open your heart to new ideas.
- Listen to your children.
- Seek adventure with your children.
- Break out of old routines.
- Pursue new opportunities with your children.
Share your adventures with your children using #NationalChildrensDay to share on social media.
NATIONAL CHILDREN’S DAY HISTORY
Reverend Dr. Charles Leonard of the Universalist Church of the Redeemer in Chelsea, Massachusetts started Children’s Day in 1856 as a special day to Baptize children. He originally named it Rose Day. In 1995, President Clinton proclaimed National Children’s Day as October 8th. He was later followed by President Bush in 2001 who declared the first Sunday in June as National Child’s Day. However, National Children’s Day is generally celebrated the second Sunday in June or October 8th.
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