Take Your Parents To The Playground Day

Too many modern children stay indoors nowadays, and that’s just a fact. During the 1970s, the average child spent approximately two hours each day playing outdoors. Unfortunately, that has shrunk to less than an hour a day for the average child today.

Much of this has to do with children having more access to technology inside their homes, but that’s no excuse for not taking the time to get the exercise they need outdoors. That’s why Take Your Parents To The Playground Day was established back in 2009. It was created to encourage children and parents to go to the local playground and enjoy some fun. It’s a holiday that has been observed ever since.

Some Interesting Facts About Playgrounds

As we conducted our research on this holiday, we came across some interesting facts—facts that we’d now like to share with everyone reading about this holiday. Let’s take a look at them before we head off to play.

  • Research dating back to the 19th century states that children learn better when they’re given play breaks.
  • One study found that children who played on a playground at school were less fidgety than those who didn’t get playtime.
  • A child’s immune function improves with as little as a half-hour of sunlight.
  • Swings help develop balance, rhythm, and pectoral muscles in children.
  • Daily exercise in a playground can reduce the risk of obesity in a child.
  • The decline of playgrounds has coincided with an increase in behavioral disorders such as ADHD.
  • Playgrounds engage all of a child’s senses.

Observing Take Your Parents To The Playground Day

Kids, it’s time to do your part and take your parents to the playground on this holiday. You’ve worked hard all week at school, and now it’s time to take your much-deserved break and have some fun in the sun with your parents at the local playground.

Parents, you can celebrate this day by letting the children take you to the playground and using the hashtag #TakeYourParentsToThePlaygroundDay on your social media accounts for the day.

When is it?
This year (2024)
May 19 Sunday
Next year (2025)
May 18 Sunday
Last year (2023)
May 21 Sunday
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