50 things to do before you're five in Jersey
The Government of Jersey, in collaboration with the Best Start Partnership organisation, is launching a free app for families with young children, as part of the COVID-19 recovery plans.
The 50 things to do before you’re five app is available to everyone. It includes fifty fun, low cost or no cost activities that will help you to promote positive health and wellbeing habits with your child.
The activities which support early child development, promote language and communication, physical activity and outdoor play.
The app will be officially launched in April 2022. You can find an invitation to the launch by clicking on the link below.
Invitation to the launch event
How to access the app
You can download the app for free on your smartphone or tablet from the relevant app store by searching for 50 Things To Do. You will then be asked to choose a location and will be able to select Jersey.
You can find out more by using this link:
What is 50 things to do before you're five?
What will I find on the app?
The activities on the app promote your child’s natural curiosity and exploration, providing you with ideas for things to do at home or outdoors.
Jersey offers many unique opportunities for you and your child to explore together.
Each of the 50 activities are supported by top tips, local links, stories to share and guidance on how activities can be adapted if you have a child with special educational needs or a disability.
Why is the app important?
The app has been developed because we want all children in Jersey to have the best start in life and we want to build your confidence and support you as a parent too.
Your child will change significantly before reaching the age of two. The activities on the app will help you to support the development of your child's brain and body whilst you have some fun and learn together.
"The Best Start Partnership believe that all children in Jersey deserve to have the best start in life. What children experience in their earliest years is key to their success in adulthood. The Partnership recognises that all parents want the best for their children and value the vital role played by parents and carers. Evidence is clear that what parents do with their babies and young children shapes their development, educational attainment and life chances."
Dr Cathy Hamer, Independent Chair, Best Start Partnership