Raise your hand if you remember your childhood with nostalgia.
Many people forget what it is like to be a child. It’s easy to get wrapped up in adulthood’s stress and forget childhood’s simplicity. But it’s important to remember what it feels like to be carefree and young.
In December 1954, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. In response, UNICEF has created World Children’s Day, celebrated on November 20. The day is an opportunity for people worldwide to meet and celebrate children’s rights and promote their well-being. The day also highlights the importance of corporate social responsibility for children.
The best things about childhood
For many of us, childhood was a time when life was simpler, and we had fewer responsibilities. We spent our days playing with friends, exploring our neighborhoods, and spending time with family. These moments often stay with us in adulthood and remind us of the beauty of childhood. However, not all children will have this kind of memory.
Today there are still 400 million children living in conflict areas, 5.7 million on the verge of hunger, and 10-16 million risk not going to school or abandoning it to work or get married early; one million children live in climate risk areas.
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What do we celebrate on World Children’s Day?
In commemorating World Children’s Day, we remember that the protagonists and the victims are always children. We must protect their rights by reducing poverty and inequality and intervening in the climate crisis. We recall the Convention on the Rights of the Child contains 54 articles with all the rights of children. Ten are critical to the well-being of children. Let’s see what they are.
Activities to remember children’s rights.
Let’s see what activities we can do with the children for the day dedicated to them:
• Read books, nursery rhymes, and poems about children’s rights.
• Play outdoor games and activities that can educate them about sportsmanship, acceptance of others, empathy, and sharing.
• Play educational apps with a solid social mission, like the one from Mash&Co, which deals with issues of ecology, and diversity in a fun way through storytelling and play. You can involve the little ones in recreational and educational activities, learning while having fun and developing emotional intelligence.
On World Children’s Day, let’s take a moment to remember all the good things about childhood and appreciate the role children play in our lives. Whether spending time with our children or remembering our youth, we celebrate the joys of childhood today.
World Children’s Day is an important day to remember. It is a day to celebrate childhood and recognize the importance of protecting children. It is also a day to remind adults of their responsibility to make the world a better place for children.
What will you do today to make the world better for children?