Sunday, November 20th marks the 22nd Anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which spells out the basic human rights to which children everywhere are entitled. All children have the right to a great beginning in life and need parents and other caregivers to:
- Love them
- Play with them
- Feed them
- Protect them
Take time on November 20th to celebrate National Child Day. Visit the National Child Day Web Site (www.childday.gc.ca) to find ideas about how children, youth, parents, caregivers and educators can celebrate the rights of our next generation and our future!
Ideas for Celebrating National Child Day
1. Wear a royal blue ribbon to show your support of National Child Day.
2. Ask a child for advice.
3. Think of ways to make your neighbourhood a safer place for children.
4. Share a book or story with a child.
5. Make a scrapbook highlighting a child’s past week, month or year.
6. Think back on great moments of your childhood.
7. Reflect on the rights of children.
8. Donate time or money to a children’s charity.
9. Tell a neighbour or friend about National Child Day.
10. Consider ways you can make Canada a better place for children.