Universal Children’s Day was established by the United Nations in 1954, to promote togetherness and awareness among children worldwide. UNICEF uses this day of global observation to promote initiatives that improve children’s welfare, while classroom teachers use the day to focus on children better understanding themselves and how they relate to other children.
While there are an abundance of important children’s initiatives especially on a global level, I am a huge proponent of art classes as a core subject, for all children. In Young Rembrandts, we teach children in Illinois, Arizona and Kansas and now Germany, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. I am constantly reminded, children are children everywhere and all respond with delight when participating in the arts.