Kids invited to come ‘play’ on Saturday

first_img By The Penny Hoarder Latest Stories Kids invited to come ‘play’ on Saturday The Worldwide Day of Play event officially began all Nickelodeon channels on Oct. 2, 2004. Nickelodeon suspended programming for three hours. During that time, there was no programming and a special message appeared on the screen.The message that appeared on Sept. 29, 2007 included “Get off the couch, get up from the floor and definitely quit slouching in your bed. You should be celebrating! Ride a bike, do a dance, kick a ball, skate a board, jump a rope, swing a swing, climb a rope, run a race, do anything that gets you up and playing!’And, that’s exactly what Neeley said she hopes will happen on Saturday.“We encourage all boys and girls to come play at the Boys and Girls Club from noon until 2 o’clock on Saturday,” she said. “They might be surprised at how much fun ‘playing’ can be.” Book Nook to reopen Print Article Sponsored Content You Might Like Teacher earns top prize at museum event The old adage that the early bird gets the worm doesn’t always hold true. But on Sunday night, the early… read more Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day On Saturday, kids in every state across the United States and in 10 countries will participate in a Worldwide Day of Play.First Lady Michelle Obama will join Nickelodeon in celebrating the network’s seventh annual Worldwide Day of Play by sharing a special message encouraging kids and families to turn off their televisions and computers and “get out and play,” especially outdoors.But, even with the First Lady’s encouragement and Nickelodeon’s dark period from noon until 3 p.m., getting kids off the couch might be a tall order, said Pamela Neeley, director of the Boys and Girls Club of Pike and Surrounding Counties in Troy. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationcenter_img Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel “This will be a time of fun and games and it will be different from the structured after school program that we normally have,” Neeley said. “We will have several activities and games for the kids to participate in and some of them will be different from anything they have done before. We are considering playing some of the games that children used to play.”Neeley said that games like today’s grandparents and great grandparents played would be considered “lame” the standards of today’s kids.Drop the handkerchief and Farmer in the Dell just wouldn’t get it but there are games that even today’s kids will find challenging and fun. And, Saturday will tell.“We’re not going to have kids sitting in the bleachers talking,” Neeley said. “We’re going to all be up and active and having fun playing.” Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 8:07 am Thursday, September 22, 2011 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Next Up“Kids today would rather sit in front of a computer, play video games or talk on the phone than go outside and play,” Neeley said. “Kids don’t know how to play anymore unless it’s an organized sport. And, that’s what the Worldwide Day of Play is all about – getting kids up and playing.”On Saturday, more than 3,000 local events are scheduled worldwide and the Boys and Girls Club in Troy has joined the effort to get kids to “Go play.”From noon until 2 p.m. Saturday, all kids ages six to 16 are invited to “get up, get active and go play” at the Boys and Girls Clubs at the Family Life Center on Highway 29 north in Troy.last_img read more