Five illustrated children holding up a banner that says Let's Explore our Rights'

Let’s explore our rights

Our book for young children Illustrated by Corinna Campbell

A badge created for the book depicts two cartoon children holding shields which read 'protect' and 'defend'.

“Let’s Explore Our Rights” teaches young children about their human rights. The book which features iconic Scots landmarks is aimed at children aged up to five. It was beautifully illustrated by Corinna Campbell and takes readers on a journey to discover rights like having a safe home, being healthy, learning, and playing. The book will support early years practitioners to spark first conversations about human rights with very young children.

The book was created in response to requests from early years practitioners for a resource to help them talk about human rights with children. The book aims to explain in a gentle, age-appropriate way what rights are and why they are important, and to support even very young children to understand their rights and to challenge adults in power when they feel their rights aren’t being respected. The children from Lochardil Primary School Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) played a vital role in creating the book, with their ideas helping to create and refine the illustrations, and some of their own drawings included. The book will be provided to every local authority nursery in Scotland before the end of term, with a Gaelic edition in production.

You can download or view a copy of the book below. We also have some physical copies available to order. Please email administration@cypcs.org.uk to find out more.

A reading of the book by Isla, age 8.

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We also have a British Sign Language version of the book.

BSL Version

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Downloads

You can download or browse the book below. We also have some rights explorers badges which can be downloaded, printed, cut out and fed into your chosen badge-making machine!

We also have some physical copies of the book available to order. Please email administration@cypcs.org.uk to find out more.

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