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Every Child a Song – Assembly Ideas

Every Child a Song is a lyrical and unique non-fiction picture book by award-winning children’s author Nicola Davies. Published to coincide with the 30th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the ChildEvery Child a Song is a poignant celebration of children everywhere and a reminder that EVERY child must be protected by the articles laid out in the UNCRC.

These assembly ideas have been created by Reading Rocks, and are ideal for assemblies to stimulate discussion of children’s rights, empathy and the refugee crisis, as well as celebrating differences and uniqueness of individuals.

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About the book

With tenderness and heart, Nicola introduces young readers to the universal rights that every child is entitled to under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Using the metaphor of song, the book opens with the arrival of a newborn and its unique ‘song’, then pans out to explore all the essential things that every song needs to thrive – love, protection, a home, a name, the chance to explore and learn. In the latter half of the book, the issues of child labour, exploitation and war are sensitively introduced to emphasise that we all must play our part in championing children’s rights and offering support to those who need it most.

With deeply moving watercolour illustrations by award-winning artist Marc Martin, this is a book that encourages children and adults alike to speak up for young people all around the world, and to treat one another with compassion and kindness.

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