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World Children's Day
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Schedule a Play Date!

When: November 20th

Where: United States

Traditional Celebration Ideas

Spend time with your children and plan a fun family activity, or if you have nieces or nephews, schedule a time to go to a movie with them or something fun!  Think of the many children in the around the world that could be in need of some form of assistance, and if you have the ability, donate your time or resources to a children's cause that could help provide food, shelter or clothing to those less fortunate.

Numbers

According to Childmind.org, children these days spend significantly more time inside than outside. This is largely due to advances and convenience of technology. The average child spends 4 to 7 minutes a day playing outdoors, and over 7 hours a day in front o some kind of screen or television.

Description

In 1954, the UN General Assembly advised all member countries should establish a Universal Children's Day.  As a result a resolution was adopted on November 20th. The UN's intention is for each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and to improve all children's welfare. Any day to celebrate the life of a child should be considered a special day and should be all about the caring and fun for children. Not many people celebrate this day but celebrations can go as far as taking a day off school, and doing something fun with your child/s for that day. 

Interesting Facts

  1. The average male child reaches half his adult height at  2 years old for a female its 18 months.
  2. In todays technological age children learning  to use devices with touch screens by the early age of two.
  3. In most societies the legal definition of child generally refers to a minor, also known as a person younger than the age of the majority.
  4. Play time is crucial to a child's development using their imagination, and developing language and motor skills.
  5. No more spanking...Children who endure spanking, typically have struggles in certain areas and often score lower in IQ tests.

Information

Observed:
  • November 20th
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