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Parents & Carers
  • Celebrating Three Years

    Celebrating Three Years

    50 Things To Do Before You're Five turns 3 on May 9th. Find out about the history of the project, and how we're celebrating.

     

     

    Birthday

  • 50 Things To Do Before You're Five

    50 Things To Do Before You're Five

    A menu of exciting activities for families with young children, giving them great suggestions for how to have fun and learn at the same time.
     

    What is 50 Things?

  • A firm evidence base

    A firm evidence base

    50 Things is underpinned by a strong evidence base including the Education Endowment Foundation and Public Health England.
     

    Evidence Base

  • The 50 Things Mobile App

    The 50 Things Mobile App

    Information, guidance and supporting resources that allow parents to build a digital memory bank of their child's special moments.

     

    What's in the app?

  • Inspirational Activities

    Inspirational Activities

    Inspired by parents and carers, each activity has been developed by early years experts and language specialists to create a fabulous resource!
     

    The Activities

  • Nationwide Impacts

    Nationwide Impacts

    We are excited to see 50 Things To Do being actively used in many areas already! Find out which regions are already on board...
     

    Regions

50 Things To Do helps parents develop their home learning environment, suggesting a wide range of low-cost and no-cost local activities. The 50 Things approach improves early language and literacy, motor skills and resilience.

 

As a result children thrive cognitively, physically and emotionally, and will be more ready for primary school.

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How the Needs of Bradford’s Children Birthed the National 50 Things Initiative
Director Christian Bunting shares the 50 Things story, from Bradford beginnings to national reach.
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Communicating Through Play with 50 Things To Do Before You’re Five
Victoria Wadsworth, Speech and Language Therapist and mum of two, talks about using 50 Things at home to build communication and early life experience.
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The 50 Things Approach: Harnessing the Research to Give Children The Best Possible Start in Life
Mark Mon Williams, Professor of Psychology at the Bradford Institute of Health Research, details the child health, development and social mobility research which underpins the 50 Things offer.

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How can Local Authorities promote a Summer of Play to enhance learning, health and school readiness?

As very young children return to a more open society and life beyond the home, following Covid restrictions, developing their confidence and independence has never been more important. Hear how, by promoting 50 Things within the Home Learning Environment (both indoors and outdoors), Local Authorities can support young children's play, early development, and conversation skills, nurturing independence and school readiness.

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Wednesday, 9th June

TIME

Webinar starts at 2.00pm

50 Things aligns with the DfE's pre-school literacy priorities and develops children's awareness of their cultural capital


The 50 Things approach promotes the benefits of experiential learning. By having fun at home and in the outdoors, children will become more confident communicators, less likely to start school with a word-gap.

Helping parents improve their home learning environment 


Access life-changing, fun, low or no-cost experiences with your family. These activities are a great way to support and develop young children’s oracy skills and confidence, ready for school life.
 

 

For Parents

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The mobile App

Discover 50 Things To Do Before You’re Five. To get started, simply download the mobile app from Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
 

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50 Things featured on BBC Look North... Watch some of our parents talking about how much fun they are having with 50 Things!

Why not bring 50 Things to your Local Authority?

Find out how to join our ground-breaking project today by getting in touch...
 

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