What did our mums think of the new 5 Minute Fun Service?
5 Minute Fun is made up of free and exciting educational activities for parents to try at home with their child. Its goal is for parents and little ones to enjoy them together whilst they have fun learning.
Sign up to 5 Minute Fun to receive one exciting activity to do with your child each day! The activities are free to receive and each one supports an area of learning from the Early Years Curriculum. All the activities are designed to encourage challenge and support children, while giving them lots of confidence! Each activity should take around 5 minutes to do and doesn’t require anything extra, so can be done on the move, out and about – wherever they’re needed.
Some of our top bloggers reviewed 5 Minute Fun and here’s what Preston Precious thought;
I would love to make you all aware of the fantastic 5 Minute Fun email service that I really love. I often wonder what to do with the children, especially Master A. What with Master A not talking, he needs so much motivation and stimulation to get anything out of his mouth. This did make it hard to do the given activities so I did have to alter some a little bit as he isn’t talking but I am sure I am allowed! In terms of Miss A, she really wanted to join in and so she did. Both have been poorly so the moving challenges were a no go really. However that doesn’t take away how awesome this concept is and I will definitely be continuing on with it for a long time to come.
I must admit I did most of the activities mainly with Miss A but Master A was there throughout and was included and as said I did adapt them to make him feel more included.
The first day: Sort out the recycling together. Can your little one tell what things are made from and sort them into different piles?
Master A didn’t do this as Miss A was so keen on doing it. She knew what each of the items were made out of. We have a recycling drawer where the paper and card are separated from the rest of the recycling so Miss A found this so much fun! We have done this kind of thing before.
The second day: Ask your little one to draw what they would like to dream about tonight!
Miss A loved this challenge – I forgot to take a photo of her drawing and I can’t find it now. I will see if I can find it and add it to the blog post. Master A did a drawing too. I don’t think he understood what I was asking him to do due to the lack of communication skills but the fact that he felt included was good. I won’t say what Miss A drew…once I add the photo, I would like you to guess what it is.
The third day: Ask your little one to draw a picture of an imaginary creature. What colour will it be? What will its name be, and will it make a big roar?
A lot like the second challenge, same response. Photo to follow.
The fourth day: Look out of the window together and see what you can spot. Ask your little one to find something green, something brown and something blue.
Master A couldn’t do this but at the end of the activity, I told him what the colours were of the things outside. Miss A loved this, even at six years old!
The fifth day: Help your little one create a time-travelling wristband! Wrap card to fit around their wrist and stick on coloured paper to make buttons and a screen. Tell them to press a button and off they whoosh! Can they call you to tell you where they’ve gone?
Both loved doing this, they both have a good imagination and even Master A could pretend to travel back in time although I think he thought he was a superhero!
The sixth day: Pretend your little one has a pet dinosaur. Is it big or small? Can it fly? What’s its name?
I did this with Master A only. Miss A was starting to get rather tired but I adapted this and basically asked Master A to pretend he was a dinosaur and asked him whether he was big or little. He got on his tip-toes so I assume he was big!
The seventh day: Take the size challenge! Can your little one point to 5 things that are bigger, smaller, taller and shorter than you are?
Definitely one for Miss A only. She is very good at knowing what is bigger, smaller, taller and shorter. Probably too good as she knows that I am bigger but shorter than Daddy!
To find out more about 5 minute fun then visit the website and sign up for the email service. I would recommend it! 5 Minute Fun can be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
See what some of our other bloggers thought here;