Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted by the
United Nations in 1989. Almost every country has now ratified the
As a child you have the right:
to sufficient food, clean
water, health care, and an adequate standard of living;
to be with their family, or in
the best caring environment to ensure protection from all
physical, mental and other abuse;
to special care or training necessary if they have a
disability or handicap; and
child has a right to play
Children have a right "to engage in play and
recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child".
That right is enshrined in Article 31(1) of the Convention on the
Rights of the Child.
Some stupid adults laugh if you tell them that you have a right
many children do not play — they
Some children even make toys
they never play with.