50 Things To Do Before You're Five

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They are low-cost/no-cost experiences that include indoor, outdoor, seasonal, home-based, and out-and-about activities that are not only fun but will get your little one off to a flying start with their learning and language development.

Each experience has been suggested by parents, carers and professionals; sifted, developed, and written up by early years experts and language specialists, to create a fabulous resource for every child under five and the grown-ups in their life!

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough parents/carers can download the app from the Apple App Store, Google Play, and by scanning this QR code:

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In this webinar we look at the importance of supporting the home learning environment, barriers that parents may face, and how to use the 50 Things To Do Before You’re Five app to support home learning, including during holiday periods. 

The 50 Things to Do Before You’re Five webinar series has been funded by the Fenland and East Cambridgeshire Opportunity Area. This first short webinar explores how to use the 50 Things To Do Before You’re Five app to work with parents to help develop children’s communication and language skills. Practical ideas and examples are given. 

On 5 October 2021, Helen Wootton of Talking Together in Cambridgeshire & Imogen Alexander of Kettle’s Yard Art Gallery took part in the national 50 Things To Do Before You’re 5 webinar: How to include young children’s voices in your arts and culture strategy (fast forward to 33:33).

Helen spoke briefly about how Cambridgeshire County Council’s Early Years’ Service is funding community groups to run projects which help parents and carers build on their own understanding of child development and the role they can play in supporting this.

Imogen then spoke about the three projects Kettle’s Yard has run as a result of the funding, including this year’s project with its focus on promoting and using the 50 Things app as a tool to encourage families to explore the world around them.