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HomeTime for Children Under 5

The BookTrust has put together some fun stories and activities to help keep you and your child entertained when you’re at home.

50 things to do before you’re five

50 Things To Do aims to provide inspiration for parents and carers to connect with children through a range of activities, all designed to have a positive impact on learning and health.

Presented and packaged through a mobile app means it is easy to get started and conveniently available whenever the moment arises for a new activity.


Hungry Little Minds provides simple, yet fun activity suggestions for children from newborn to five years. The activities are broken down by age and include short videos to help improve your child’s communication, language and literacy skills.

Learning to Talk

Interacting with young children through play, talking, and reading is a great way to support their cognitive, emotional, and social development. Here are some ideas for each type of interaction: