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Magical Trees of Children's Rights

These trees were created by 3- to 5-year olds attending early childhood programs in Richmond. Staff did an activity with the children to explore wants and needs and then the children created Magical Trees of Children's Rights. Child participation is possible at even a young age. As one child care provider shared, "The children were very enthusiastic and had a clear understanding of the difference between a want and a need...One child asked to do another picture when he realized pray was an option because he felt that was important."