To spotlight the importance of outdoor activity, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is a partner in National Kids to Parks Day on May 18, a campaign from the National Park Trust (NPT).
The purpose of the day is to mobilize children across the country to have an American park experience by visiting a national, state or local park and play outdoors on May 18, 2013. Thousands of children already have committed to visit a national, state or local park on May 18 by signing up at www.kidstoparks.org. The site includes resources for families for healthy, outdoor living. Kids are also encouraged to participate in social media around the event.
For more information about National Kids to Parks Day, visit www.kidstoparks.org.