Well, another New Year! Let’s keep up the good work of facilitating Play for children and young people all over the world.
Whether or not you celebrated the change of the year, include children in your resolutions: encourage the concept that each individual, no matter how young, is capable of affecting change and bettering the world.
Play for fun, imagination and the wonder of exploring the world; works better when a child feels safe in the knowledge that he or she is seen and appreciated as a human being worth of attention.
Adults also need to play to keep that Inner child healthy, present and engaged in the affairs of being alive!
What is Kwanzaa? This is a secular Afro American and Pan African festival that lasts from 26 of December until January 1st. To find out more go to the following official website of its founder: http://www.officialkwanzaawebsite.org/index.shtml
A very happy Christmas to all who celebrate it! This is a family time and traditionally focused on children. From Nativity plays and homemade crafts, to exchange of gifts, carol singing, sharing food and decorating homes. Preparations start early and build up to Christmas Eve in some countries or Christmas Day in others.
Wow that time of the year again…are you ready for it at work, at home?
While this is not a holiday that everyone celebrates around the world and yet the spirit of giving thanks is universal. It is great to get the family together when it is possible, but if this is not the case, it is fundamental that the spirit of this special time is encouraged to not only survive for another year, but to thrive.
What does Remembrance Day commemorate? Should we continue ‘celebrating wars’ of the past? Why do we insist in involving our children on remembering the mistakes of their great grandparents and past generations with misty eyed pride?
What are the lessons that this remembrance give to children and young people TODAY?