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World Children’s Day comes to Jack Muller Park<div></div><div><div>The department hosted the annual World Children’s Day event with 150 children aged between three and six years old from 37 City-owned Early Childhood Development facilities.</div><div><br><img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:642px;" /><br></div></div><div><span></span></div><div><div>‘The United Nations (UN) focus on World Children’s Day is “A better Future for Every Child annually with the theme this year (2022) on the right of children to play. The commemoration focus and day encourages everyone to advocate, celebrate and promote children’s rights.<br></div><div><br></div><div>‘Our children are amongst the most vulnerable in our communities. While we do everything possible to ensure they have all the tools they need to grow up to be functional members of society, we must not forget the importance of allowing them to be children,’ said Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Health, Councillor Patricia van der Ross.<br></div><div><br></div></div><div><span> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:642px;" /> </figure>​</span>Today’s event not only celebrated the rights and well-being of all children, their role in shaping the future, but more importantly, also focused on children’s right to play.</div><div><div><div><br></div><div>‘Research has shown that for children, the right to play, rest and engage is the first step on the path to learning success. It encourages broader social interactions, awareness of physical activity, and introduces them to hobbies that can stimulate creativity, cognitive growth and academic development in areas such as literacy and numeracy,’ said Councillor Van der Ross.</div></div><div><br><img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:949px;" /></div></div><div><span>​​</span>The event aimed:</div><div><ul><li>To advocate, promote and celebrate the rights of all children</li><li>To raise awareness on children’s right to play</li><li>To empower children with different learning activities through play</li><li>To help develop language and communication skills of children<br></li><li>To create a day filled with fun and learning<br></li></ul></div><div><strong>End</strong><br></div><div><br><br></div><p><br></p>2022-11-17T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#67a38274-6eb4-4def-a739-b18585ff953d;L0|#067a38274-6eb4-4def-a739-b18585ff953d|early chidhood development centre;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#c9fccbde-2168-4eb1-afd3-ec64110a8709;L0|#0c9fccbde-2168-4eb1-afd3-ec64110a8709|children10


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