Labor Day History
As told by the department of labor, the first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883.
In 1884 the first Monday in September was selected as the holiday, as originally proposed, and the Central Labor Union urged similar organizations in other cities to follow the example of New York and celebrate a “workingmen’s holiday” on that date. The idea spread with the growth of labor organizations, and in 1885 Labor Day was celebrated in many industrial centers of the country.
Labor Day in 2017 will be on September 4th! This day is to celebrate all working men and women. On this day, our office WILL be closed. Even though we won’t be open, let’s remember to keep working on our speech therapy. Here is a fun Labor Day activity:
Who Am I?
This game can be used with all the letters in the alphabet. We recommend using letters that your child is working on in therapy. It’s simple! Just pick a letter and a job that starts with the letter chosen. Give two-three facts about the job. In the end, your child should be able to guess/answer the question “Who Am I?” It’s a fun way of teaching your child about all the possible jobs out there while working on his/her speech!