About National Love Our Children Day
National Love Our Children Day is observed annually on the first Saturday in April as part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
National Love Our Children Day began in America in 2004. Its aim is to honour and celebrate America’s children and stress the importance of love as they grow up. It also wants to promote the strengthening of families and raise awareness of the need to protect children from the harmful sides of society.
National Love Our Children Day was started by the non-profit organization Love Our Children USA. It helps to organize events across America to make children feel special. Their website advises us to: “Spend the day with the children and teens in your life! Shower them with special attention. Take them to a movie, game, fair, concert, shopping or out to lunch. Do something special together or buy them something they've been wanting for a long time - just because you love them!”
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg also had words of advice: He said: “All of our children deserve the love, encouragement, and respect they need to reach their full potential – today and every day of the year.”