Category: Natural Rights Of Children (page 2 of 2)

The Natural Rights of Children #4 THE RIGHT TO DIALOGUE

I am participating in the initiative by Giorno per Giorno and support the MANIFESTO of the “Natural Rights of the Child”.

4) THE RIGHT TO DIALOGUE. Being allowed to participate in adult’s conversations, and to be heard ”

We need to be more aware of the presence of children. Often we talk about a child as if he/she wasn’t in the room, even though they are right next to us. We assume children don’t understand, don’t listen, or are not interested. However, quite the opposite is true. Children often listen very carefully to adult’s conversations, most of all, when we are speaking about them!

Many children grow up feeling invisible, and keep this feeling into adulthood. It’s not true. Everybody counts. Everybody has a voice that contributes to the whole.

Let’s compromise on our topics when children are in the room, and include them as well as possible into our conversations. Children’s age-specific wisdom might sound silly to us sometimes, however, when we allow ourselves to see the world with children’s eyes, many things children say, will start making a lot of sense.

With joy,
Carmen Gamper
www.newlearningculture.com

The Natural Rights of Children #3 THE RIGHT TO FRAGRANCES

I am participating in the initiative by Giorno per Giorno and support the MANIFESTO of the “Natural Rights of the Child”.

3) THE RIGHT TO FRAGRANCES. Experiencing the enjoyment of scents and the odors of nature.
“Mmmh! Wet earth, dry leaves, flowers, cinnamon, vanilla, chocolate, oranges….

A tasting game is part of Maria Montessori sensory materials: Children learn the basic distinction between sweet, salty, sour and bitter as part of the curriculum. Follow this link for a great introduction.

Play a game: Blindfold each others eyes and rely on your nose to find out where the scent comes from!

With joy,
Carmen Gamper
www.newlearningculture.com

The Natural Rights of Children #2 THE RIGHT TO GET DIRTY

I am participating in the initiative by Gianfranco Zavalloni: A Manifesto of the Natural Rights of Children.
This week:
2) “THE RIGHT TO GET DIRTY” – to play with sand, earth, grass, leaves, water, stones, sticks!”

Previous Post: here.You can download the whole manifesto here for free .

Enjoy your time with children!
Carmen Gamper
Consultant for Child-Centered Education

The Natural Rights of Children #1 THE RIGHT TO DO NOTHING

I am participating in the initiative by Giorno per Giorno and support the manifesto of the Natural Rights of the Child.

First Natural Right Of a Child:
1) THE RIGHT TO DO NOTHING. The right to enjoy periods of life that are not designed and programmed by adults.

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