50 Things To Do Before You’re Five

One of our most exciting projects to date, we’re extremely proud to participate in 50 Things To Do Before You’re Five.

50 Things to Do Before You’re Five helps parents develop their home learning environment so that more children thrive by the age of five. As a result, young children develop the skills, language and resilience needed in school and beyond.

Below you can view a video about the project that was featured on BBC Look North.

What Is It?

50 Things to Do Before You’re Five is a simple concept – 50 things all five-year-olds should experience before the age of five to give them a passion for learning from a young age, develop confidence, language skills, and a curiosity to explore the world around them.

Most importantly, all the activities on the list are free or at very little cost. This was considered particularly important to encourage participation. Activities are specific to the Oldham area, and many can be done at home, or in your local area.

Each experience on the list was created using suggestions and feedback from parents, carers, and professionals. This was further developed and written up by early years experts and language specialists to create an engaging activity list.

Using Technology To Engage

Although activity lists are featured on the 50 Things to Do Before You’re Five website, the most exciting aspect of this project is the development of an engaging app that can be used across smartphones and tablets.

The app allows parents to find events in their area, some seasonal, and together with their children tick off completed activities. Photographs can be uploaded for each activity allowing families to create a bank of memories whilst engaging in learning. There is also an opportunity via the app to communicate and share information with other parents in the community.