Outdoor play offers the obvious benefit of physical activity, helping to build strong muscles and bones. It also engages the children’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.
Take Your Parents to the Playground Day on April 4, 2009 was first founded by PDPlay on April 4th, 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.