National Take Your Parents To The Playground Day
National Take Your Parents To The Playground Day:
National Take Your Parents to the Playground Day is celebrated every year on the third Sunday in May.
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Why National Take Your Parents to the Playground Day?
There is nothing to beat the fun of playing outdoors, especially for children. Children love it more when they have their parents accompanying and participating with them in the outdoor games. While playing outdoors, be it in the streets or the neighborhood, has been in existence since time immemorial, the concept of playgrounds did not enter the picture until the 1800s.
Apart from improving the fun quotient for the children, the day also helps in improving the relationship and bonding between the parents and children. But this day need not only be for the kids. You can also take your elderly parents to the playground, relive old times, and relish in the joy it brings. Most importantly it is a day that gives you a chance to step out of your house for no particular reason. You can enjoy the fresh air and the atmosphere while watching and playing with your children.
Playgrounds are not just a fun place for the kids but they can prove equally exciting for adults. So wake up the inner kid in you this year and enjoy some good time in the nearest playground with your child or your elderly parents or both on this day.
How can we celebrate National Take Your Parents to the Playground Day?
- There are no two ways of celebrating this day other than to step out to the nearest playground. Just plan a playdate or visit the nearest playground with your friends and kids on this day. Bring in some food and activities to do and you will not notice the time flying away. As you recount your old memories in a playground, you will be making many new memories as well.
- If there are no playgrounds near you, then you can still enjoy hiking in a nearby state park and having fun. You can simply transform your backyard or garden into a playground for the day. Playground equipment is available for rent and you can avail these to create a playground experience in your backyard.
- You can have your children recount their interesting stories in playgrounds and also share some of your snippets with them. You can do this outdoors to make it a more exciting memory. Additionally, you can also share your experience online with #NationalTakeYourParentstothePlaygroundDay on the post.
Interesting facts about National Take Your Parents to the Playground Day:
As you step out to relive your childhood and spend quality time with your kids and parents, we bring to you some interesting facts to know about playgrounds from around the world.
- The Hakone Open-Air Sculpture Park in Tokyo was knit entirely by hand. The colorful netting is sturdy and strong enough to handle the weight of children as they swing, jump, and crawl through the spaces.
- The Pod Playground in Australia encourages the kids to indulge in climbing and implores their inner explorers. Each of the six wooden acorns featured in this park is huge and unique with instruments for kids to play around with.
- The North Sea Oceanarium, Denmark has a huge whale made of wood, lifelike for kids to climb and play.
- There is a park in Tokyo made with 3000 and more recycled tires, featuring bridges, tunnels, climbing sculptures, swings, etc.
- There is a playground in Spain created as an inspiration from the famous “Gulliver’s Travels” book. There is a huge structure of the Gulliver in concrete lying down and tied by captors. There are ramps, tunnels, ropes, etc. for the kids to climb over the structure and have fun.
- With mini theatre and play features embedded into the natural setting, tucked away amidst bustling New York, the Teardrop park is one of its kind.
History of National Take Your Parents to the Playground Day:
The day was founded in the year 2009 by PDPlay as a way of encouraging children to take their parents out to their place. The day is in continuance with the Children and Nature Awareness Month, celebrated in May, and was created to bring awareness about the need for children to explore various play opportunities in a natural setting. The day is an extension of this month’s initiative and it strives to bring more families together every year.