The heart-broken mother of murdered Machynlleth girl April Jones has paid tribute to her daughter in a moving statement, issued on the sixth anniversary of her death.

April was abducted and killed by paedophile Mark Bridger while playing outside her home on the Bryn-y-gog estate in Machynlleth on October 1, 2012.

Coral Jones, 46, urged parents to "treasure every moment" with their children as she recalled the details of April's tragic death six years ago.

"Six years ago today, on the evening of Monday, October 1, 2012, the world felt like it had frozen. Time stopped in that moment as everyone hoped and prayed that April would be found safe and well," she wrote.

"The world united in searching for April, but April would never come home.

"A small close-knit town, a town where everyone knew everyone, it was safe to leave your doors unlocked and children played freely on estates together. On Monday, October 1, 2012, six years ago, a little girl's life stolen brutally, a families hearts shattered, a community torn and strangers brought together by a very special little girl."

She begged parents to educate their children on the dangers of playing outside, and revealed that she always thinks of her when children ask for April's last meal of spaghetti, as she described intimate details of the fateful afternoon when April went missing.

"Your last meal was spaghetti and toast, I love spaghetti and I think of you when the little ones in my life ask for it for tea," she wrote.

"You got some extra time outside even though it was a school night because on this evening Monday, October 1, 2012 you had an amazing school report, your mummy and daddy were very proud of you and treated you for doing so very well at school. It’s heartbreaking that in that very few extra minutes out to play you were abducted by a man who also attended that very same parents evening for his child at your school. April loved playing outside, no parent or child should be scared of the outdoors. Children need fresh air. April had a right to play outside."

The statement urged parents to be aware of the dangers but said children should have the right to be outside and playing in the fresh air.

Coral suggested that parents create a "password" with their children, so that they know it's safe to leave with them.

"No child should be denied the right to be outside and playing, children need fresh air and they need to simply be children," she said.

"But, ensure they are safe. Ensure they stay close by your home and ensure they know that they are not to go with anyone, even if that person is known to them.

"Create a password or safe word just for you and your child, ensure they know that if you have asked someone to go collect them that they can ask for the password or safe word.

"If the person starts to panic, tell your child to run."