Published 12:13 pm Wednesday, July 30, 2008
National KidsDay, the American social phenomenon created by the 126-year-old national children’s crisis charity KidsPeace to encourage adults to spend more meaningful time with the nation’s children, is drawing phenomenal support from the American people, government groups and a rapidly growing group of top child experts and advocates. National KidsDay has been recognized by the U.S. Congress, endorsed by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, and is now a rapidly growing social phenomenon with millions of participants involved in events at more than 10,000 locations since it was launched by KidsPeace in 1994. This year, National KidsDay will be observed on Aug. 3.
VIPs Back National KidsDay, created by KidsPeace, prompted by more than a century of clinical experience with children and national research that links meaningful interaction between adults and children to the overall health and happiness of America’s kids, the day is drawing impressive support from some of the country’s leading children’s experts, child advocates, political names, and top-tier celebrities. Recognized by the U.S. Congress (House Con Res #302), and endorsed by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, KidsPeace’s National KidsDay is supported by a growing roster of VIPs, including Brown University child development pioneer Dr. Lewis P. Lipsitt, TV personality and KidsPeace National Spokesperson Leeza Gibbons, and children’s safety and self-esteem icon RETRO BILL, who has taken prevention and safety tips to millions of schoolchildren.
KidsPeace Acting President Dr. Lorrie Henderson summed up the rationale for the day in a few simple words:
Anyone can celebrate the day anywhere as long as meaningful time is spent with a child. To learn more about National KidsDay and free ideas how to celebrate, visit www.nationalkidsday.org.
This article was submitted to the Advance by KidsPeace.