Category: Natural Rights Of Children (page 2 of 3)

The Natural Rights of Children #6 through #10 by Gianfranco Zavalloni

THE RIGHT TO A “GOOD START”

From birth on, eating healthy foods, drink clean water and breathe fresh air

 
THE RIGHT TO BE IN THE STREETS OF THE VILLAGE / TOWN

To play freely in the center plaza and walk the streets safely

 

THE RIGHT TO BE WILD

To build a shelter or fort in the woods, to have to hide-out in reeds, to climb the trees

 

THE RIGHT TO SILENCE

To listen to the wind, the singing of birds, the splashing of water

 
THE RIGHT TO OBSERVATION

To see the sunrise and sunset, to admire the night, the moon and the stars

The Natural Rights of Children #5 The Right To Use Hands

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

Right #5: The Right To Use Hands

Hands-on Learning is the foundation of child-centered education. All the subjects and topics of the elementary and middle school curriculum can be learned/tought and explored with hands-on learning materials from maria Montessori and other educators. It is sooooo much easier for children to learn something they can touch, see, smell and manipulate! PLEASE educators and parents use hands-on learning materials!

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

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