Participating in 'Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work' Day

Participating in ‘Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work’ Day

Each year the fourth Thursday in April is designated for ‘Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work’ Day.

Originally, the program was called “Take Your Daughter to Work Day” and was intended to show girls that they could be valued members in a variety of workplaces.

Millions of small businesses take part in this event each year by allowing their employees to bring their children to work for the day.

The children shadow their parents and get a chance to see what they do all day while they are at work.

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The reason that participating in the event is a good idea for your small business is that it is a simple and inexpensive way to boost morale and show your employees that you care about them and their families.

If you have never hosted this event in the past, then start this coming year. It can be as simple as allowing the children to tag along as their parents work, or you can take it a step further by having special activities for the children and, perhaps, a pizza luncheon for everyone.

The recommended age range is 8-18. You should appoint a workplace coordinator to organize activities, get the head count and act as a point of contact for employees who wish to participate.

Use this event as a way to go all out and show your employees how much you appreciate them. If you need ideas for activities, or more information on the event you can visit

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