the US, mark your calendars for Thursday, April 27, 2017 to kick off this year's drive to help teach kids about the work-a-day
world of their parents and to get them dreaming about their own grown-up careers.
First begun in 1993 by the Foundation for Women as "Take Our Daughters to Work Day", the annual program has since
also included sons on the special day traditionally held on the fourth Thursday in April. Today, almost 40 million employees participate in Take Your Child to Work Day festivities in US companies coast to coast.
Meanwhile, the November calendar in Canada is filled with similar activities for kids and families as Canadians celebrate "Take Our Kids To Work Day" on Wednesday, November 1, 2017.
Take Your Child to Work Day ideas
Depending on your childrens' ages, Take Your Child To Work Day can be a fun and engaging time spent with both kids and coworkers of all ages.
Young toddlers, for example, can be provided with paper and crayons to keep them busy in between visits to bosses and coworkers. Watering office plants, arranging pens and pencils, or general "housekeeping" around your work space may even earn them a Big Helper award!
Older kids might appreciate games and activities like company-themed scavenger hunts or competitive educational games that hone kids' skills for the business world. For teens, Take Your Child To Work Day can center around a tour of the company's computer or communications programs, videoconferencing center, or other "cool" hi-tech operations.
Just up ahead, discover more top resources around the Web featuring great tips and activities on how to make Take Your Child To Work Day both fun and educational.