NATIONAL BRING YOUR TEDDY BEAR TO WORK/SCHOOL DAY
National Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work/School Day provides a day to cuddle up with a sweet childhood toy.
Teddy Bears provide comfort. Many of us have a childhood bear we snuggled up with when we were ill or scared. They were companions. Most Teddy Bears are the perfect size for children to hug at night while they drift off to sleep. They fit neatly into their tiny arms.
For adults, teddy brightens up your day and brings a feeling of celebration to your office. In the classroom, the variety of Teddy bears brings delight and fascination. The day can also be an opportunity to give a teddy bear to someone who needs encouragement.
In 1902, American President Theodore Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear cub while hunting in Mississippi. This incident made national news. Clifford Berryman published a cartoon of the event in the Washington Post on November 16th, 1902. The caricature became an instant classic.
The Berryman cartoon of Teddy Roosevelt and the cub inspired New York store owner Morris Michtom to create a new toy. Morris Michtom wrote President Roosevelt to ask permission to name the new toy a “Teddy Bear.”
Since the advent of the Teddy Bear, a parade of famous characters followed.
HOW TO OBSERVE BRING YOUR TEDDY BEAR TO WORK/SCHOOL DAY
Dress up your teddy bear and take him out on the town. Other ways to celebrate include:
- Hosting a Teddy Bear tea party.
- Taking photos of your Teddy Bear.
- Inviting friends for a Teddy Bear sleepover.
- Shopping for a new Teddy Bear.
- Reading Teddy Bear stories.
Use #BringYourTeddyBearToWorkSchoolDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL BRING YOUR TEDDY BEAR TO WORK/SCHOOL DAY HISTORY
National Day Calendar continues researching the origins of this fun toy holiday.
Teddy Bear FAQ
Q. What are some famous Teddy Bears?
A. Since the creation of the first Teddy Bear, several Teddy Bear characters became popular. One of the first was a bear named Winnie the Pooh. Created by English author A.A. Milne, the honey-loving bear is as popular as he ever was. Other popular bears include:
- Paddington Bear
- Care Bears
- Fozzie Bear
- Coca Cola polar bear
- Teddy Ruxpin
- Smokey the Bear
Q. When was Theodore Roosevelt president?
A. Theodore Roosevelt served as the United States President from 1901 to 1909.
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