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April - What will you observe this month?

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If you want to get involved in a cause, celebrate something or just offer recognition, there are several topics you can observe this month.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This is an effort to increase public awareness about protecting children from abuse and neglect. To learn more, go to

April is National Volunteer Month. What a wonderful opportunity to teach your children the value of volunteering in their community. 

April is National Poetry Month. It’s a good time to exercise the creative part of your mind. When I was in middle school, a visiting writer encouraged our class to go outside and explore the world around us, from a blade of grass to the clouds in the sky … and to write about what we saw, smelled and felt.

Did you know there are days within April that also commemorate food?

April 12 is National Licorice Day, as well as National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day. But, I think I’ll hold out for Friday, April 13: National Peach Cobbler Day!

Your pets won’t be left out, either. April is National Pet First Aid Awareness Month and National Heartworm Awareness Month.

And, though Earth Day falls on April 22, we can spend the whole month exploring the value of protecting the world where we live. Something as simple as planting a tree or flowers can be a learning experience for our children.

I hope you enjoy this month of awareness and observance.

–Linda Lynn

Follow me on Twitter: @OKNewsResearch

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Linda Lynn

Linda Lynn was born and raised in rural Oklahoma. A graduate of Purcell High School, Lynn began working at The Oklahoman in 1987 as a reporter after earning a journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma. She has served as both a... Read more ›