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When you have children you want to bring them up the best that you can and provide a fun and stimulating environment for them. Something I personally found really hard, I think probably from when Erin was a baby, was thinking of things to do with her. I don’t think of myself as a natural and I don’t have the ideas that an early years teacher might have. Actually, I would say that I’m with a large percentage of parents who probably feel the same way.
“50 things to do before you’re 5“ is a project that was initially launched in Bradford to give parents free or low cost activities that they can do with their babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. Norfolk County Council have now brought the idea to Norfolk and it’s such a great resource, especially as it’s free and super easy to download.
Although the app shares loads of fun things to do, the idea behind it all is that the activities are designed to help stimulate the brain and assist with language development. It’s so important to encourage a healthy, active lifestyle early on in life so that children get used to it from a young age.
Evidence shows that by engaging in activities such as those on the app, children will enter primary school much more ready to learn. Not only that but this can still have an impact in secondary school and the way that children approach learning. What I really love about the app is that the ideas are really simple and they really are free or super cheap. Some examples are things like going on a bug hunt, making art with natural things or even making a potion.
If you have children age 0-5 (or beyond) and want to encourage them to develop language and communication through play, interaction and rich experiences then download the app on Google Play or the App Store and see how many of the 50 things you can do together.
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14 thoughts on “50 things to do in Norfolk before your child turns 5”
Norfolk is lovely. The app sounds great. I’ll suggest it to my brother as he has a 2 year old. I think we already do many of the activities they suggest.
The app sounds fab and a really handy tool for finding things to do
I must add Norfolk to one of the places we need to visit. This app sounds really handy.
This is a lovely idea, sometimes it’s so hard to remember activities for them to do and keep them entertained but this helps lots!
That’s such a brilliant idea!! I think we can all do with help ideas wise whether we’re a natural or not…I do the same old stuff over and over so it’s great for an app like this to help 👍
I’ve never been to Norfolk (quite a drive from Plymouth), but it looks fabulous and so much to do!
What a great resource! 😊
I love this idea, thank you for sharing
I’m always looking for things to do with my 4 children, this app sounds great, I hadn’t heard of it before.
Having it all in an app is such a brilliant idea, I hope this gets rolled out to other counties!
What a great idea, such a shame there wasn’t something like this when mine were younger.
Sounds like a great idea, it can be hard to find age appropriate things to do.
This app sounds great. I’m always searching for new things to do with my little ones, great to have a recourse like this, when the day is stretching out long ahead of you.
I’m saving this for holidays! I don’t know the area at all so this is brilliant.