Children’s Week 2021 will be held between 23 October – 31 October 2021.
The Children’s Week National Theme for 2021 is based on UNCRC Article 15 "Children have the right to choose their own friends and safely connect with others".
The Convention on the Rights of the Child has 54 articles in all. Articles are on the Rights of a Child and some are about how adults and governments should work together to make sure that all children get all their rights.
Aim Of Children's Week:
- Children have the right to meet together and join groups and organisations as long as it does not stop other people from enjoying their rights. In exercising their rights, children have the responsibility to respect the rights, freedom and reputations of others.
- Celebrate children and young people
- Highlight children’s talents, skills, achievements and needs
- Acknowledge parents, carers and all those associated with the well being of children and young people
Curriculum Experiences Include:
- Ask children to paint and draw something/someone that is special.
- Celebrate children’s strengths, successes and links to the community.
- Sports day
- Hold a fun day (with fun activities like a three legged, egg and spoon and sack and field races) to encourage children to live active and healthy lives.
- Encourage parents and children to bring a book from home to donate during Children’s Week. The books collected can later be lent to other children or given to children in need.
- Encourage children to ‘think of others’ do something nice for someone else.
- Play group games such as ball games, parachute games etc.
- Include small and large group experiences within the program.
- Encourage children to play together and encourage children to form bonds of friendships with others.
For more information: Children's Week Council of Australia