May 27, 2016: Happy Children’s Day, from Lantern Books

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Children’s day is a day to emphasize respect for children, their need for love, care and access to quality education.

Children’s day is celebrated in various countries around the world but on different dates. It was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1954 to celebrate childhood, promote children’s access to education and guard them against anti-child practices.

Every child has the right to play, learn, make friends, live properly, feed well and be merry. Unfortunately, in most countries of the world, children are made to go through numerous hazards.

For instance, most countries are currently battling with the problem of child labour. Child labour means illegally engaging children under 18 years old in unsafe works or activities. Child labour increases everyday as the economy of some of these countries falls. Most of these children work in rock quarries, mines, farms, industries, deep fishing and on fishing boats. Children are made to do these in order to raise money to support their families.

Thus, Children’s day celebration is set up to celebrate children and come up with better policies to improve their welfare.

Some countries celebrate this day as Universal Children’s Day, International Children’s Day, etc.

Universal Children’s Day is celebrated on November 20 by United Nations recommendation. International Children’s Day is celebrated on June 1.

In Nigeria, children’s day is celebrated on May 27th with numerous activities around the country. It is a public holiday for children, with many fun activities that create a lot of excitement for them. Children from different schools go to the local stadiums or pre-arraigned places to participate in parade or march-past. The children are usually given treats such as an outing or doing jobs that adults would normally do. They learn about their rights as children, what they can become in future and how to be good citizens of their country. They also visit amusement parks or attend parties specially organized for them.

Children are to be treasured, well taken care of and given sound and quality education because they are the future of every nation.

Happy Children’s day, from all of us at Lantern Books.

Children’s day is a day to emphasize respect for children, their need for love, care and access to quality education.

Children’s day is celebrated in various countries around the world but on different dates. It was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1954 to celebrate childhood, promote children’s access to education and guard them against anti-child practices.

Every child has the right to play, learn, make friends, live properly, feed well and be merry. Unfortunately, in most countries of the world, children are made to go through numerous hazards.

For instance, most countries are currently battling with the problem of child labour. Child labour means illegally engaging children under 18 years old in unsafe works or activities. Child labour increases everyday as the economy of some of these countries falls. Most of these children work in rock quarries, mines, farms, industries, deep fishing and on fishing boats. Children are made to do these in order to raise money to support their families.

Thus, Children’s day celebration is set up to celebrate children and come up with better policies to improve their welfare.

Some countries celebrate this day as Universal Children’s Day, International Children’s Day, etc.

Universal Children’s Day is celebrated on November 20 by United Nations recommendation. International Children’s Day is celebrated on June 1.

In Nigeria, children’s day is celebrated on May 27th with numerous activities around the country. It is a public holiday for children, with many fun activities that create a lot of excitement for them. Children from different schools go to the local stadiums or pre-arraigned places to participate in parade or march-past. The children are usually given treats such as an outing or doing jobs that adults would normally do. They learn about their rights as children, what they can become in future and how to be good citizens of their country. They also visit amusement parks or attend parties specially organized for them.

Children are to be treasured, well taken care of and given sound and quality education because they are the future of every nation.

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Happy Children’s day, from all of us at Lantern Books.

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