Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play 2015 Events in the U.S #WWDoP

On Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, Nickelodeon will celebrate "Worldwide Day of Play" by encouraging kids to get up and get active starting at 7am, when Nickelodeon stars will team up with kids from the “Road to Worldwide Day of Play” summer tour to share tips on how to play. The spots will feature Isabella Moner, Owen Joyner and Jaheem Toombs (100 Things to Do Before High School), and Kel Mitchell and Benjamin “P-Nut” Flores (Game Shakers).

Nickelodeon Worldwide Day of Play Celebration 2015 in Brooklyn's Prospect Park

Nickelodeon is celebrating kids and all the ways they play on Sept. 26, when its TV channels, websites and app go off-air and offline from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. (all times ET/PT), and more than 4,000 events are held nationwide for the network’s 12th Annual Worldwide Day of Play (WWDoP). Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, Nick Jr., TeenNick, Nick.com, NickJr.com, Nicktoons.com, TeenNick.com and the Emmy® Award-winning Nick App will all participate.

“Raising awareness around the importance of leading a healthy, balanced lifestyle to our audience has been a primary focus for Nickelodeon for the past twelve years,” said Marva Smalls, Executive Vice President, Public Affairs, Viacom Kids and Family Group. “We have been fortunate to have the strength of our message amplified through remarkable partners who share our vision and have been on the road with us throughout the summer celebrating kids who are active and inspire others to do the same.”

Thousands of kids (and their families) across the country are expected to participate in events hosted by Nickelodeon’s national and grassroots partners, including: the Afterschool Alliance, the Association of Children’s Museums, the Boys and Girls Club of America, the Girl Scouts of the USA, Key Club/Kiwanis, Major League Baseball’s #Play Ball, the National Environment Education Foundation, NBA Fit, NFL PLAY 60, Playworks, Right to Play, USA Dance, Roller Skating International, Save the Children, Up2Us Sports, USA BMX and the YMCA of the USA.

Worldwide Day of Play is part of Nickelodeon’s ongoing health and wellness efforts and continues the network’s legacy of promoting pro-social initiatives to its viewers.

Kids and families can find photos and videos from “Road to Worldwide Day of Play” events, get tips on the ways to celebrate play and access toolkits to help plan their own Worldwide Day of Play activities by visiting - www.nick.com/play


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16 comments:

  1. Two thumbs up for Nickelodeon for spearheading this campaign. It's important that grown-ups teach kids and make them understand even at a young age the value of wellness.

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  2. I think this is an awesome initiative. Teaching kids the importance of fitness and exercise as early as possible is extremely important!

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  3. I think that they should do this OFTEN because kids do need to get out and play more instead of sitting in front of the television. I think it is great that Nick is doing this!

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  4. This would be a good event for the kids to get in some real play. It makes me sad that some kids are content with just playing online games.

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  5. That is a neat idea for real life and real play. It is awesome of them to have this event.

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  6. I love that Nick does this because kids need to get up and move, it truly makes a difference when kids get out there and get active

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  7. This sounds like a great event. A lot of kids nowadays would rather sit and tap away with their gadgets. It's important that we encourage them to do outdoor activities.

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  8. Bummer, I missed this! Sounds like a great event! My kids were in the pool all day yesterday!

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  9. I don't have kids in my house but i will share with my daughter as she might be interested.

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  10. Now having older kids, I have not heard of this before. What a great thing Nickelodeon's doing!

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  11. This is great. Play is so important for kids and their development. We will definitely be participating .

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  12. I'm glad Nick is supporting kids moving and active play. That's so important!

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  13. It's really important for kids to be physically active, especially since it helps their overall health. I love that Nickelodeon is promoting something to help this cause.

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  14. This would be a great event for kids. It is so important to encourage the kids for the outdoor activities

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  15. I remember something like this happening last year too. I think it's a great idea!

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  16. This is indeed a good event. Outdoor activities for the kids plays an important factor in their lives.

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