Celebrating Children’s Day in Nigeria

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Children’s Day is a day for celebrating children and raising awareness about their rights. It is celebrated every 27th of May each year and it is a national observance that promotes the rights, health, and well-being of children. The first Children’s Day was observed across Nigeria in 1950. This happened at the initiative of late Chief Obafemi Awolowo who was then leader of opposition in the Western House Assembly during colonial rule (1951). He felt strongly about protecting Nigerian children from abuse by adults or other youths because he had lost his daughter Taiwo Awolowo to malaria soon after she was born in 1940 at Ikenne near Ado-Ekiti.

Who’s Celebrating Children’s Day?

The whole country celebrates this day because everyone wants their children to grow up healthy and strong! Celebrate Children’s Day by doing something fun with your children. Children’s Day is a good opportunity to celebrate and appreciate the gift of life that God has given you, your child. You are blessed to have a child in your life, even if it is only one. This day gives us an opportunity to let them know how special they are as well as encourage them towards achieving their goals and dreams in life.

It is also an ideal time for parents to teach their children about this special day which will help them understand its importance later on in life when they become independent adults who can celebrate it themselves independently from their parents!

Celebrate Children’s Day by doing something that your children enjoy doing together with you or independently at the park or on the beach with other playmates; playing games like soccer, basketball or volleyball, etc., going out with friends while still having fun at home watching movies together before going off to bed.

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Most importantly, it is important to open the door for dialogue with your children. Discuss some of the important issues around their mental health such as depression and anxiety. Engage in a dialogue with your children. Help them to identify their strengths and weaknesses and how they can develop their self-esteem and confidence. You can also help them to identify their strengths and weaknesses while assisting them to develop their self-esteem and confidence.

You can do this by giving your child opportunities to practice the skills that they have learned in school. For example, if you have taught your child mathematics at home, then give him/her a chance to apply what he/she has learned when doing his/her homework or at playtime as well. Encourage them by praising them whenever they do good work so that they will feel proud of themselves.

  • Another way you can celebrate this day is by teaching life skills to our children or teenagers. Teach them how to cook, do their laundry, mow the lawn, manage their time and money, and manage stress. Doing so will help them grow into self-sufficient adults that have a positive impact on society.
  • Teaching our children good life skills is a necessary skill. As they grow, they will have to make decisions that affect their future and the future of others. Therefore, we can teach them essential life skills such as time management, managing finances, and other important things that will help them in the long run.
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