NATIONAL TAKE YOUR PARENTS TO THE PLAYGROUND DAY
Kids, you work hard every day. It’s time to show your parents just how hard you work. After all, your primary job is to play, and the third Sunday in May is National Take Your Parents to the Playground Day!
Outdoor play offers the obvious benefit of physical activity, helping to build strong muscles and bones. It also engages the child’s imagination, which contributes to developing creativity as well as self-confidence. But, a child’s work doesn’t stop there. Playing with others includes games, focus, and attention. As a result, playing teaches leadership and negotiation skills. The more children play, the healthier, smarter, and happier they are.
Include all these benefits with the celebration, and the value of play is increased exponentially because the whole family is involved.
HOW TO OBSERVE #TakeYourParentsToThePlaygroundDay
Find the closest playground, and take your parents to work. Use #TakeYourParentsToThePlaygroundDay to share on social media.
NATIONAL TAKE YOUR PARENTS TO THE PLAYGROUND DAY HISTORY
PDPlay first founded Take Your Parents to the Playground Day on April 4, 2009, to motivate children to get outdoors and take their parents to their workplace. Take Your Parents to the Playground Day follows Children & Nature Awareness Month, an event established by the Children & Nature Network (C&NN) to call attention to the importance of providing opportunities for all children to experience frequent, regular play in natural outdoor settings. National Take Your Parents to the Playground Day offers an excellent opportunity to continue the initiative’s message with families throughout the year.