52 Things to do before you're 5 activity pack
52 Things to do before you’re 5 is a pack of fun activities which are free or low-cost that parents and children under 5 can do together. The pack contains:
- a colourful booklet filled with ideas of fun things to do
- a poster to tick off each activity as it’s completed
- suggested words to use to improve vocabulary
- advice on making childcare affordable
- information about children centres.
On each page of the booklet, there are ideas for indoor and outdoor activities which build on children developing their language and communication skills, physical abilities, expressive arts and design, knowledge and understanding of the world, personal, social and emotional development and literacy and mathematical understanding.
As they grow in age and confidence, each activity can be revisited with guidance in the booklet.
You are your child’s first educator and 52 Things to do before you’re 5 will support you to seek out and use local resources to stimulate your child’s learning and development. By joining in with the activities, you will gain an understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage framework and see how everyday activities can encourage your child’s development. This Early Years Foundation Stage framework is the name of the professional guide to learning and development for pre-schoolers.