May 31, 2005: A Book for Me, Mummy and Daddy
At 10:30 on 31 May 2005, on the eve of Child Protection Day, the kindergarten and local community of Ak-Orgo district organize a Child’s Book Event. Well known Kyrgyz poetess Subaiylda Abdykadyrova, young writer Jyldyz Bek, and talented artist Kulnar-Rymbek present new 5 books for children and their parents prepared and published with UNICEF’s support.
The books represent a new generation of children’s books – in a form of easy-to-remember, entertaining children’s songs, colourful drawings and concise advice for parents, they contain life saving facts that every care giver has a right to know. They tell about vitamins, hygiene, games and care for development and alert adults that even minor violence may negatively affect the child’s psychological or physical health. At the presentation, children from the kindergarten together with their care givers will make a small performance bringing to life the heroes of the books. The authors and children’s psychologists will share important tips how to most effectively use the books. The event will be crowned by cognitive competitions among families “My mummy, daddy and I are a happy family”.
Within the coming month, 4000 copies of the 5 books will be presented to all families with children at age of 3-8 in UNICEF’s pilot areas – Ak-Orgo, Archa-Beshik and Kelechek districts of Bishkek and 3 communities in Batken Rayon.
This initiative is a part of UNICEF Early Child Development Programme that aims to help parents and other care givers improve their parental skills and ensure that all children have the best start in life.