The 2017 Children’s Week theme is based around Article 29 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child:
“Children’s education should develop each child’s personality, talents and abilities to the fullest. It should encourage children to respect others, human rights and their own and other cultures. It should also help them learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people. Children have a particular responsibility to respect the rights their parents, and education should aim to develop respect for the values and culture of their parents”.
HOW TO CELEBRATE CHILDREN’S WEEK
- Plan or attend a private or community event for children. Register it on www.childrensweek.com.au
- Parent/Grandparent/Primary Carer Morning Tea
- Community art show
- Music concert
- Family fun day
- Dress up day
- Story time at local libraries
- Fill your cup day – encourage children to perform randomacts of kindness withint heir community
- Any celebration that addresses’ children’s cultural, social and emotional needs
- Plan or attend an event for children or about children/parenting
- Parenting workshop
- Distribute Children’s Week posters
- Share the word about Children’s Week and promote the Convention of the Rights of the Child
This could be:
CRITERIA FOR HOLDING A CHILDREN’S WEEK EVENT
- Organisation must operate in early childhood space (0-8yrs)
- Host organisation must have a sound reputation within the industry
- Event must be child focused and predominantly cater to children and align with the aims of Children’s Week
- Organisation must accept terms and conditions of Children’s Week as directed by Children’s Week committee
- Once approved as a Children’s Week event, promotional material must include Children’s Week logo and inclusion of it must adhere to Children’s Week style guide and be approved by Children’s Week committee prior to circulation
- It is at the discretion of the Children’s Week committee to accept the organisation’s application for their event to be affiliated with Children’s Week
- ‘Education should develop each child’s personality and talents to the full. It should encourage children to respect their parents, their cultures and other cultures’.
- Dress up days
- Morning teas involving parents, grandparents and caregivers,
- Art displays showcasing children’s painting and drawing skills and story time at local libraries
- Sports carnival
- Fill your cup day – opportunity for children’s to think of random acts of kindness to their peers or wider community
- Any celebrations that address children’s cultural, social and emotional needs and rejoice in their skills and achievements.
Your event should inspire children to use and develop their talents and abilities and help them to learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people.
Events must be child safe and child friendly and could include