Ministry of Culture and Youth announces several kids’ initiatives during Reading Month to mark Emirati Children’s Day
The Ministry of Culture and Youth is launching special events and activities especially directed at kids to enrich its Reading Month roster and celebrate Emirati Children's Day. This goes to show the country’s focus on children to nurture a happy and healthy future generation in line with international laws that stipulate fundamental rights for children.
Emirati Children’s Day is celebrated every year on March 15 to raise awareness in society about children’s rights. It is ensured that the children are given their rights and allowed to grow in a healthy, safe and supportive environment for their talents to flourish and they grow into responsible citizens.
Her Excellency noted that the Ministry of Culture and Youth's celebration of a day for Emirati children during the Reading Month comes with the aim of developing an integrated system that contributes to achieving sustainable and long-term goals of the reading month, thus creating a generation to face any future challenges.”
The children’s events during the Reading Month contribute to developing cultural and social aspects. The Ministry is engaging children in various activities and workshops with the aim of expanding their social and scientific faculties. These activities unleash their imagination and help them acquire new behavioral and life skills to lead more holistic lives. These activities are strategically designed to cater to children of different age-groups and nurture little scientists, writers and leaders. The entire children’s day programme is aligned with the future plans of the UAE and the aspirations of its leadership.
For the Reading Month, the Ministry of Culture and Youth has devoted a special session in the second week of the month to discuss the positive impact of bedtime stories on children. Research shows the educational and psychological dimensions of bedtime stories and highlights the importance of spending quality time with family. The ministry’s programme will also showcase the some of the most engaging methods in children's entertainment, with Isobel Abulhoul, CEO of Emirates Literature Foundation and children’s book author Ebtisam Al Beiti.