These 10 video activities were designed to promote the importance of play and interaction between parents and their children of ECD age [0-8] using simple materials available at home. These videos also provide tips on how parents can engage with different age groups of children, and how these activities can be scaled according to child age. Parents can practice these activities with their children during their time together at home.Read More →

Capacitación realizada por la Dra. Jane Lucas, consultora de UNICEF, a padres, madres y cuidadores sobre desarrollo infantil temprano. Este modelo tiene como objetivo apoyar a las familias y cuidadores a desarrollar habilidades para establecer relaciones sensibles, receptivas y cariñosas con los niños y niñas pequeños, de modo a fomentar su desarrollo integral.Read More →

This video tells the story of little Elena Stojic, who was born two months early in Kragujevac, Serbia. With support from UNICEF Serbia, the facility where she was born is employing kangaroo care with pre-term newborns. In the video her mother, Mirjana, describes how skin to skin contact helped her bond with Elena and resulted in immediate benefits for Elena’s health and development.Read More →

UNICEF propone una línea de 8 juegos diseñados con elementos cotidianos que se pueden encontrar en todos los hogares de Paraguay y que son perfectos para la estimulación de los bebés. Cada uno está recomendado para una edad determinada. Estos son: Bada Bum, Koreko Guá, Chiki Chiki, ConstruCrea, Kili Kili, Libro Bebé, Las Figus y Móvil Bebé.Read More →

Infographics and posters that can be used in program and advocacy efforts related to breastfeeding. For other languages contact the regional or national UNICEF and WHO offices.Read More →

In this 12 minute soap opera, ammaji (grandmother) helps a mother and father understand why it’s important for them to spend time with their children, give them attention, talk to them, and play with them. Read More →

The fourth edition of Facts for Life consists of 14 chapters filled with practical information about how to ensure children’s rights to survival, growth, development and well-being. Available in multiple languages, the topics address pregnancy, childbirth, major childhood illnesses, child development, early learning, parenting, protection, and care and support of children. Each chapter has three parts: an introduction, key messages and supporting information.Read More →

29 Sep 2020 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am –

A discussion on investing in human capital at the 2020 IMF/World Bank Group Annual Meetings, Civil Society Policy Forum. The session will examine the impact of major disruptions in services for the nurturing care and development of all young children as a result of COVID-19. It will present a new tool: “Cost of Inaction for Young Children”, and identify pathways to increase investments for young children.

This guide offers practical tools for country programmes and stakeholders to support advocacy for improving newborn and maternal health and preventing stillbirths. It is especially important in countries with a high burden of newborn and maternal mortality. The document is by no means exhaustive but aims to provide a repository of quick reference and examples to the user. The toolkit shows how to undertake advocacy and communication in various national and local contexts, particularly in support of the global Every Newborn initiative, providing a wide range of options for outreach and advocacy activities tailored to specific audiences. It includes key messages on newborn and maternal health, as well as examples of letters to policymakers, briefs, press releases, social media content and other relevant materials to make the case for improving the quality of care and scaling up newborn and maternal health interventions.Read More →

The Breastfeeding Advocacy Toolkit is intended to ensure stakeholders are able to easily access and use advocacy tools aimed at improving policies and financing for the protection, promotion, and support of breastfeeding. The Toolkit is an initiative of the Global Breastfeeding Collective. Led by UNICEF and WHO, the Collective is a partnership of over 20 international organizations with the goal of increasing investment and policy change to support breastfeeding worldwide, which requires advocacy at the global, national, and sub-national levels.Read More →

UNICEF has an exceptional history of advocating to protect and promote children’s and women’s rights. The Advocacy Toolkit stems from this, systematizing and coordinating both internal and external advocacy expertise, as well developing a few innovative approaches. The Toolkit provides a set of practical tools to help UNICEF staff and partners in the development and management of their advocacy work.Read More →

Published by WHO and UNICEF in 2012, this publication recommends play and communication activities for families to stimulate the learning of their children. Also, through play and communication, adults learn how to be sensitive to the needs of children and respond appropriately to meet them. These basic care-giving skills contribute to the survival, as well as the healthy growth and development, of young children.Read More →