Today (20 November 2020), it’s World Children’s Day – a global celebration of children’s rights. This includes every child’s right to play. 

Children’s rights are recognised in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). The convention lists the 42 rights children and teenagers (under the age of 18) have. This convention applies to all children and teenagers, whoever they are, wherever they live and whatever they believe. 

Playing is your child’s right wherever they are – at home, in childcare and at school. So, as parents and carers, it’s important to make sure your child has the space, time and company of others to play.

Get involved 

To help your children to get involved in World Children’s Day, we have a range of resources and posters about children’s right to play. They can be printed and shared with other children and adults – it’s a great way to raise awareness about play. 

Join in with World Children’s Day 2020 by sharing your children’s play ideas and activities with us – tag us on social media –  FacebookInstagram and Twitter.