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50 Things To Do Before You're 5

50 fantastic activities that parents, and carers can experience together with their children.


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 his/her 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!


These activities provide lots of opportunities to interact with your child, broaden your child’s vocabulary, explore the unknown, gain new knowledge and skills and develop their self esteem.

Research shows that parents who support their children by learning at home under the age of 5, particularly under the age of 3, will give their children a greater advantage once they start school.

For further information, please see the 50 Things To Do website: https://cambspboro.50thingstodo.org/app/os#!/welcome



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


The 50 Things To Do Before You’re Five mobile app gives parents and carers 50 low or no-cost experiences to support their child's social, emotional, physical and early language development.

Step-by-step instructions

Each activity has a tailored set of instructions to maximise the experience. Each activity includes the following information...

  • How to do it

  • What you will need

  • When? Where? Why?

  • Key words

  • Top Tips

  • Stories to share

  • Resources

  • Local links

Additionally, for children with special educational needs there is guidance to ensure they receive maximum benefits from the activity.


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