Month-Long Observances in April

April Calendar
April Calendar. Image credit: prawny / 123RF Stock Photo

The month of April has some really fun and interesting days to celebrate. The days listed here are those that should be of special interest to gifted children and their families. The month has also been set aside to focus on some special interests. You can find information and activities for the month as well as the special days in it.

All April Holidays and Observances  |  Holidays and Observances for All Months

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  • National Humor Month
    We all need some humor in our lives. It would be nice to think we can find a little humor all year long, but if you've had a hard time finding some, make an effort this month. This is a perfect month for most gifted kids, since a sense of humor is one of the characteristics of giftedness.


    Fun With Spoonerisms
    Science - Humor for Kids
     
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  • National Garden Month
    There are lots of reasons to encourage an interest in gardening in your child. Here are some ways to do it.



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  • International Month
    The guitar is a wonderfully versatile instrument. One can strum simple chords on a simple acoustic guitar or one can become a guitar virtuoso on any number of fancier acoustic or electric guitars. One of the great advantages of guitar playing is that it doesn't take long to learn to play enough basic chords in order to play some recognizable songs and even sing along.


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  • National Frog Month
    Frogs aren't exactly cute and cuddly, but they are interesting creatures and some kids want to learn all about them. This is the perfect month for that learning.

    All About Frogs   (This site is a bit hard on the eyes, but it has a lot of information about frogs.)
      (one of the books in this series is Frog Scientist in the Field)
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  • Month of the Military Child
    Many people don't realize that it isn't just our military men and women who make sacrifices for their country. Their families do as well. Those sacrifices can be tough on the kids. April is a month to think about those children and help them out in any way we can. It's also a good month to think about the pros and cons of military careers since some kids are drawn to the military.
    Pros and Cons of Military Careers for Gifted Children

    Books for Children with a Deployed Parent

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