Did you know that this Saturday, September 26th is the Worldwide Day of Play? Started by television network Nickelodeon in 2004, the annual celebration inspires children to go outside and experience fresh air and fun. The network will stop programming on all of its channels for three hours, encouraging children and parents to turn off the television and play, particularly outdoors.
Instead of changing the TV to a different channel this Saturday, we encourage you to help #SavePlay!
Unstructured free play is extremely important for children’s physical, cognitive, social, emotional and creative development. It teaches us to problem solve, show compassion and use our imaginations. With all of these benefits, play is working overtime to mold kids into incredible people. The best part? It doesn’t feel like work at all!
Gearing up for last year’s Worldwide Day of Play, Playworld’s CMO Greg Harrison shared more about play’s importance in a guest post on parenting blog Life Without Pink. You can read his piece here.
Here at Playworld, we think play should be celebrated daily! It’s important to incorporate play into everyday life, whether it’s at the school playground, local park or even in your own backyard.
How will you participate in the Worldwide Day of Play? If you’re not sure how to get out and active this Saturday, read through our playful blog posts for inspiration!