Children's Day – Te Rā O Te Tamariki – provides New Zealanders with an opportunity to give time to children. It is a fun day for activities that start new traditions as well as continue old ones.
Many nations have Children's Day but the magic of Te Rā O Te Tamariki is unique and special to New Zealand.
Hundreds of events happen all over the country each March. For example, we have Waitakere Toddler’s Day out, Whangarei Children’s Day, Wellington Zoo Children’s Day, River to Sea Waikato Museum Children’s Day Makino Aquatic Centre Children’s Day Manuatu, South Canterbury Celebration. These attract large numbers of people but small events are just as important.
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Treasure our Children
Children's Day is about treasuring our children, this can mean:
- Giving time
- Praise and encouragement
- Listening and talking
- Love and affection
- New experiences.