Mark Friday, November 20th ~ National Child Day ~ on your calendar. This is the day when people across the country take time each year to celebrate Canada’s most precious resource ~ our children. It is a day to remember that children need love and respect to grow to their full potential. It’s a day to marvel at their uniqueness and all they have to offer. It’s a day to celebrate the family and think about how adults affect the development of children close to them.
Canada’s future depends on the healthy development of our children. Here are some ideas to help you celebrate National Child Day in your community, classrooms, child care centres and other early childhood organizations.
- Wear a royal blue ribbon.
- Explore ways to make your neighborhood a safer place for children.
- Send a card to a child in honour of the day.
- Share a book or story with a child.
- Invite a child out for a meal or snack.
- Organize a fundraiser to support activities for children.
- Plan a special visit to your child’s class or child care setting.
- Introduce your child to your place of work.
- Ask a child for advice.
- Attend a special event with a child.
- Cook a celebration dinner and invite friends and family.
- Make a scrapbook highlighting a child’s past week, month or year.
- Think back on the great moments of your childhood and share them with children.
- Thank relatives for caring for you as a child.
- Reflect on the rights of children.
- Tell a neighbor or friend about National Child Day.
- Consider ways you can make Canada a better place for children.
- Donate time or money to a children’s charity.
- Raise awareness of children’s issues by talking to local politicians.
- Send a package of toys, clothes or books to children in need.
- Volunteer your time
The world’s greatest promise is a better life for every child ~ help make it happen now.