Article 31 of the UN Convention
That every child has the right to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts.
Many thanks for all of the kind comments and retweets etc following yesterday’s post. This is so important … we must not move blinkered into a world where childhood merely becomes a precursor for growing up (or even old). It is so wonderful, so all encompassing that it must be protected and nurtured. Its provision is a fundamental human right.
My thanks to Tricia for sending me this link: This Is Me : Article 31 and a Child’s Right to Play
And from the Daily Telegraph : http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/mother-tongue/10742678/Ofsted-Keep-toddlers-out-of-the-arms-of-the-state.html