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I recently checked out a Nickelodeon Worldwide Day of Play event that was held onboard the Intrepid in NYC. My kids ran obstacles, jumped rope, hula hooped, and threw footballs, while famous actors and athletes looked on. Even my 20 month old got in on the action, attempting to knock down life-size bowling pins. Well, they were life-sized for a 20 month old.

Nickelodeon began the Worldwide Day of Play in an effort to get kids to turn off their TVs, get off the couch, and go outside and play. Many of us parents tell our kids, “go out and play,” and Nickelodeon provides an opportunity to do so, setting up events around NYC throughout the week of September 15-21. To find out where the events are, click here.

On September 21, the actual Worldwide Day of Play, Nickelodeon stations and websites will go dark for three hours to promote the message: Get up, get out, and go play! Nick also will take over Prospect Park in Brooklyn for a plethora of fun, active activities. The events run from 10am to 4pm and the band Big Time Rush will provide a special concert. For more information about the event on the 21st, click here.  And if you can’t make it to NYC for the day of play this year, check out Nickelodeon’s guide for hosting your own event.

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