National Take our Sons and Daughters to Work Day
National Take our Sons and Daughters to Work Day:
On the fourth Thursday of April every year, the National Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day is observed to give a glimpse of the working world to children in the country.
Why National Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day?
Today’s children are the future of tomorrow’s world and it is necessary that we provide them a 360-degree wholesome education. As children become skilled in a variety of subjects and skills, they also need to understand the work of their parents to acknowledge their work and to prepare them for their career in the future. The National Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day offers the chance for parents to take their children to the workplace and show them how the job is actually done. It gives the children a glimpse into the working life of their parents and to understand how the parents support the life of their child through their work. It is an educational program and is often found to be serving as an inspiration to children in deciding their future prospects.
How can we observe National Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day:
As you can infer from the name, National Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day is all about taking your kids to your workspace and teaching your children and inspiring them about your work life. The obvious way to celebrate is of course to take your kids to your workplace and show them around on how the process works every day. Here are a few tips on how you can make the day more interesting for the kids on the day.
- Have a discussion with your kids on what they think about your workplace and how they imagine it to be. You can then take them to your office or work area on this day and help them to match their imagination with reality.
- You can also ask your kids to list out how the real experience varied from their imagination of the workspace and you would be astounded by their responses. You can also take their comments on what they think of your work and how they would do it if given a chance.
- You can simulate a work environment for your kids at home and make it a play and know the game to understand the different roles involved in your work.
- You can give your children with projects and ask them to work on the same, brainstorming for ideas and asking them to plan the way forward.
You can inspire your child to create and learn from their own work through multiple activities on this day. Share your experience with everyone about the day using the hashtag #NationalTakeOurSonsandDaughterstoWorkDay.
Interesting facts about National Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day:
On this day let us learn more about our children. Here are some interesting facts about learning in children.
- Children are naturally curious and this is what helps them to learn fast. Even as babies, the learning process starts in children.
- To make any learning mechanism effective, you need the right kind of social interaction as the child grows. From parents to teachers, peers to friends, everyone plays a role in shaping the kids learning.
- The structure of the brain in a child is similar to that of an adult. This is also why their reasoning and thinking curve resembles that of the adults in many ways.
- Children can learn as many as 6000 words by the time they turn six, with 10 new words acquired every day through multi-faceted learning experiences.
- Genetics can have a significant influence on the learning experience of children.
History of National Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day:
The National Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day was founded by MS Foundation for Women and Gloria Steinem in the year 1993. There was an initial program on “Take your daughters to work day” which as you can infer from the name was about taking your daughters to your workspace and helping them understand what you do. This was expanded later in the years to include the sons as well. Almost all the companies now allow both boys and girls of their workforce to come and visit their office premises, which is also why the day is now also referred to as the “Take our children to work day”.