As I work from home our littlest-Rose goes to nursery for three days a week. Since starting nursery her speech has come on in leaps and bounds, she can count to 10, she sings, she draws and she develops her cognitive ability through play.
It is a sad fact that more than 200 million children under the age of 5 in developing countries are failing to reach their full potential in cognitive development due to poverty, poor health and nutrition, and deficient care.
- Early childhood spans the period up to 8 years of age.
- Unsafe conditions and lack of educational opportunities during these early years can lead to irreversible outcomes, which can affect a child’s potential for the remainder of his or her life.
- Investing in Early Childhood Development is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve educational achievement.
- Fifty-eight million children around the world still remain out of school.
- While pre-primary school enrollment has grown by more than 60 percent since 1999, half of the world’s children under the age of 5 are still without access.
- Only 17 percent of children in low-income countries have early education access.
(Early childhood development facts. Source-UNICEF)
Children by their very nature want and need to learn, they all have that in common. So what can we do to help?
UNICEF have launched a brand new currency called the unicoin which will provide an opportunity for us to contribute to children that are in need.
‘the world’s first currency dedicated to do good’-UNICEF
Doesn’t that sound wonderful?
This fantastic initiative by UNICEF aims at empowering children to support other children from all over the world gain access to the most valuable learning opportunities.
There is a really lovely and unique way of obtaining a unicoin. Your children upload a drawing to unicorns.org the picture should depict what they would like to be when they grow up. They then exchange that picture for a unicoin which can only be used to buy educational supplies for children around the world. This is a fantastic learning tool in teaching your children to be charitable whilst doing something they enjoy and helping our another child in need. Pretty amazing stuff hey?
Here’s a really quick video from UNICEF explaining more…
Do something amazing with your kids and let’s help all children to thrive.
*this is a collaborative post