Last week, you were introduced to children’s rights. Today, we will discuss some aspects of the right to play. Every child has the right to “rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities,” according to article 31 of the UN convention on the rights of the child.
This means that children have the right to rest when they are tired and to play and do things they enjoy. Playing helps children not only become physically fit, but also enhances skills such as teamwork and leadership. Children also make new friends by participating in different games and sports.
Before heading out, make sure your parents know that you have gone outside. Sometimes, they will also be able to advise you about your playmates and help you choose good friends. Now that you have holidays, exercise the right to play!