BELIZE CITY, Mon. Mar. 2, 2020– The month of March has been designated as Child Stimulation Month, and this morning, pre-school children from all across Belize City took part in an annual parade that went through the streets and ended at the Memorial Park.
The theme for this year’s Child Stimulation Month is “Hug Me, Listen to Me, Read with Me, Help Me Grow.”
For the rest of this month a number of activities have been planned. The activities include a story- telling competition, and the Children’s Festival of the Arts, which takes place at the Belize Elementary Auditorium from March 16 to March 19.
In his remarks, Belize City mayor Bernard Wagner, said, “Every day my team and I talk about being all about the people. But in the month of March we direct our attention specifically to being all about the children. When I look at all your beautiful smiling faces, I think of how proud I am to be a father but also I think of how much we owe to you, the younger generations of Belize.”
Mayor Wagner continued, “As we march hand in hand today with you, our children, I want us to keep this year’s theme in our minds and in our hearts. Life has become so short and unpredictable, and in this light I want to make a personal plea to all parents and guardians, to take advantage of every chance you have to hug your child, listen to them, read to them and help them grow. To you, our children and youths here in attendance, I promise that as a leader in our community I will continue working to make Belize a better place for you to live. I will remain aware of your needs and will try my best to ensure that they are satisfied. I will be positive in my words and actions because I know you are always close by, watching and listening. And most of all, I will be kind, attentive and supportive to all of you because you are our future and our country’s most valuable resource…”