1st Edition

The Blob Guide to Children’s Human Rights





ISBN 9780367561550
Published November 16, 2020 by Routledge
128 Pages 136 B/W Illustrations

USD $160.00

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Book Description

This practical resource is designed to support children and young people as they develop an understanding of the basic rights that we are all entitled to as humans. Diverse and inclusive, Blob figures have proven themselves to be a valuable way of sparking discussion of difficult topics through the universal means of body language and feelings.

Based upon the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, this book introduces 'Blob Trees', lines and images with prompt questions and activities to help children to consider concepts such as freedom of movement and speech, safety and equality. It encourages children to think about the ways in which they can apply human rights articles to their own lives, by treating others with kindness, fairness and respect.

Key features include:

  • ‘How to use’ guides and prompt questions for each topic
  • Simplified and child-friendly versions of all 42 human rights articles
  • Photocopiable and downloadable worksheets designed to be used with individuals and groups of all sizes.

With clear and supportive guidance and a graduated approach, this is an essential tool for teachers and practitioners looking to support an understanding of human rights in children and young people. It will also be invaluable for any groups wishing to develop accreditation for UNICEF’s ‘Rights Respecting Schools’ Awards.

Table of Contents

Introduction  How to use the Blobs  How to ask open questions  Blob Trees  Blob Tree Human Rights  Blob Tree Responsibility  Blob Tree Disability  Blob Tree Free Speech  Blob Tree Privilege  Blob Tree Kindness  Blob Tree Unkindness  Blob Tree Listening  Drawing the Line  Human Rights  Responsibility  Giving  Touching  Freedom of Religion  Protection  Inclusion  Having a Voice  Access to Information  Right to Play  Helpful  Generous  Freedom of Movement  Right to Life  Safety  Appropriate Housing  Education  Appropriate Punishment  Children’s Human Rights Articles  1 – 42 Articles  Children’s Human Rights  Blob Human Rights  General Sheets  Blob We Are All Equal  Blob Don’t Discriminate  Blob No Rights  Blob Human Rights  Blob Classroom – kind/unkind  Blob Refugees  Blob Unkind Playground  Blob Home Life  Blob Health  Blob Trial  Blob Pitch  Blob Swimming  Blob Human Rights Hierarchy  Blob World Sheets  Blob World  Blob World 2  Blob Two Worlds  Blob Priority Sheets  Human Rights Squares  Human Needs Squares  Human Desires and Needs Squares  Reflective Images for Human Rights

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Author(s)

Biography

Pip Wilson is the author of over fifty books and the famous ‘Blob Tree’ tools, which can open the hardest heart, and is able to open up meaningful communication in all cultures and contexts. His work has ranged from street gangs, Hells Angels, people with drug and alcohol issues, and charity housing projects. He currently works as a freelance people worker, conducting groupwork/ training/ facilitation in the corporate and voluntary sectors. He believes that there is no such thing as a difficult person – only difficult behaviour.

Ian Long is an illustrator who has worked with Pip all of his adult life, drawing, creating and visualising ideas that they have imagined together since the early 1980s. He has been a youth and pastoral worker in Gloucestershire, a primary school teacher in West Sussex and Hampshire, a carer for his father who suffered with Alzheimer’s and is now working full time on books. He is married to Jane, and they have two beautiful adult daughters.