I asked my daughter to choose a book for bedtime and she chose We are All Born Free a book designed by children illustrating all the articles contained in the international declaration of human rights.
It is published by Amnesty International and is an excellent book to prompt children to expand their minds beyond their worlds. Each article is illustrated by well know artists (including Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler) to highlight to children what the article is trying to achieve and/ or protect.
As we looked at each illustration my daughter asked me questions such as “What is a religion?”; “Why would someone believe in another God?”; “Why does that woman have a blindfold on?” (when looking at a picture on the topic of fair judgement). It also raised awareness that not all children have a home to go to, a family to protect them or a free education.
I don’t think you are ever too young to learn the principles behind human rights as it can only empower young minds and help them to expand their thinking beyond their status quo.
So a very good bedtime read – please see Amnesty for more info.
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