Let us start off with a few important Labor Day facts:
- The first Labor Day parade was held in New York City on September 5, 1882, and the holiday became official in 1894.
- It was all about getting better working conditions for workers.
- Today our celebrations have been updated to sharing the joy of going back to work or school and getting the most out of the many wonderful opportunities that now exist.
Question for Today!
What did the banners say for that very first Labor Day Parade in 1882?
Answer for Today!
“LABOR CREATES ALL WEALTH”
“EIGHT HOURS FOR WORK
EIGHT HOURS FOR REST
EIGHT HOURS FOR RECREATION!”
Question 2 for Today!!
What can parents teach their children about these very basic messages of yesteryear?
Answer 2 for Today!!
To work daily to reach the balance of work, rest, and recreation for which our ancestors fought so hard.
While the times have changed and our celebrations are different today, it is important to preserve for our children the original work that was once done years ago.
I hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day holiday celebration with your families.
September! The Month of the Babies
For those of you who celebrated this holiday yesterday for the first time with a new baby, feel free to explain all this information to your loving little baby. Any time you are hugging, holding, and enjoying your new little one, share your joy of love, life, and learning.
While your new baby may not understand everything you are saying, there is no doubt that he or she will love the idea of your sharing and caring. Your baby picks up every vibe that you give off. He or she knows it is an adult world and is thrilled to be included in it. Every moment you are introducing your baby to life in a positive way, your baby is loving it. The more you keep it up, the more your baby will reap the rewards.
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