Playrific joins Mental Health America its tradition of celebrating “May is Mental Health Month,” which began in 1949 to raise awareness of mental health conditions and mental wellness for all.
This year, MHA is addressing these important issues through two themes:
Do More for 1 in 4 is a call to action to help the 1 in 4 American adults who live with a diagnosable, treatable mental health condition and the fact that they can go on to live full and productive lives. Download the Do More For 1in4 Toolkit.
The second theme, Healing Trauma’s Invisible Wounds, focuses on the impact of traumatic events on individuals and communities. It centers around asking the person-based question: “What happened to you?” Download the Healing Trauma’s Invisible Wounds Toolkit.
Among the media we have pulled together to help kids learn about mental health is Just the Way You Are – by MattyBRaps
A day appointed for the honor and uplift of motherhood by the loving remembrance of each person of his mother through the performance of some act of kindness, visit, tribute, or letter. The founder of the day is Anna Jarvis, of Philadelphia, who designated the second Sunday in May, or for schools the second Friday, as the time, and a white carnation as the badge.
Some holidays seem a bit silly so we’re celebrating this one in a toast to silliness.
From theultimateholidaysite.com: Socks are the trickiest part of any laundry day’ aside from folding fitted sheets. Socks have a tendency to lose their mates, resulting in a whole drawer full of sad singles. And it doesn’t matter how hard you try to keep track of them, one will always get sucked into the vortex that opens up at some point during the spin cycle. So today, as you look over all the solo socks you’ve been hanging on to for all these years, pay your respects to the ones you’ve loved and lost.
Things to do to celebrate and find a use for the single socks
Make sock puppets. We found some videos to get you started:
Do you have a dog? Lost Sock Memorial Day is a great day to take all of those mismatched socks in everyone’s drawers and create great new toys for your family dog.
Great Teachers Make Great Public Schools
On National Teacher Day, thousands of communities take time to honor their local educators and acknowledge the crucial role teachers play in making sure every student receives a quality education.
On National Teacher Day, thousands of students will thank their teachers for helping them learn about the world around them as well as learning to love reading, science, math and writing.
Thank you to Teachers with Tayla
Tomorrow is Cinco De Mayo, the 5th of May on the calendar.
Cinco de Mayo is annually observed on May 5, the anniversary of a victory in 1862 in the fight for independence from French forces. It is a festival of Mexican pride and heritage in the United States.
Sesame Street Celebrates Cinco De Mayo
Do you know that May 4th is Space Day? Of course we’ve found a variety of educational content to bring to you through Playrific. Among the items
If you’re in the Washington DC area, take your kids to Space Day Family Day, an annual event sponsored by Lockheed Martin is scheduled for Saturday, May 5, 2012, at the National Air and Space Museum. Learn more about Space Day programs at www.spaceday.org/
1-2-3-Blast Off! Space and rocketry have been part of kid’s learning and play for a long time. We’ve some edutaining videos and games that use fun themes to help kids learn. We’ve linked a few of the space-related items below: