Today is National Child Day

Today is National Child Day

Today is National Child Day

Date posted: November 20, 2014

National Child Day commemorates the adoption of both the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of the Child and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.   This year marks the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which contains 54 articles that describe the basic rights of children everywhere.

Click here for a child-friendly version of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

To understand these rights in action, look at:

And, if you’re teaching about children’s rights, here are some handy visual resources:

We’ll be encouraging literacy for children and families for Family Literacy Week in January, 2015. Stay tuned for more as it comes!

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