Every month is full of days and weeks to observe and celebrate. Many of those days, have much ado surrounding them like Halloween parties and Mother's Day brunch and are quite well known. But, have you ever heard of Backwards Day? Or Look for Circles Day? These special days can help pique your kids' interests and stimulate their minds.
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Every month has at least one well-known holiday. In April, it's April Fool's Day. Besides that tricky day, other special days in April that children will appreciate are:
- National Library Day
- Scrabble Day
- Richter Scale Day
One whole week is just for budding poets, so get writing (or reading) during Young People's Poetry Week. Some celebrations last all month; April is the Month of the Military Child and Math Awareness Month.Continue to 5 of 12 below.
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You can celebrate Father's Day and Family History Day in June. During the summer months, you can get creative with these special days:
- Drawing or Pencil Day
- Camera Day
More focus on the family this month is during National Family Week. June is also National Audio Book Month, which is perfect for a summer road trip.
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In August, the weather can still be pretty warm, but the vacation season is winding down as kids prepare for school to begin. It makes sense, then, that August would be designated as Family Fun Month. It's time for the whole family to enjoy time together before school starts. Little artists will appreciate that among the special celebrations in August is Artist Appreciation Month.
Other days kids will appreciate include:
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- Book Lover's Day
- Poet's Day
- Aviation Day
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By now most children are back in school, so it might be good to take note of Positive Thinking Day in September. Other fun days during September, in addition to Labor Day, include:
- Punctuation Day
- Talk Like a Pirate Day
September is also Classical Music Month and includes Fall Astronomy Week.
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- National Children's Non-Fiction Day
- I Love to Write Day
- Look for Circles Day
Since families often gather for Thanksgiving, children can take advantage of Family Stories Month. Kids and their families can also enjoy Game and Puzzle Week.
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With Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year's Eve in December, it's not surprising to find Cookie Cutter Week as well. Lesser-known holidays this month include:
- Look on the Brightside Day
- Make Cut-Out Snowflakes Day
- Card Playing Day
December is also Write a Friend Month, the perfect time for sending holiday wishes.