In today’s busy lives it’s easy to forget that spending that little bit of true quality time makes a difference in your child’s life outcome. Quality time is not about duration; it’s about frequency and spending undivided attention to whichever activity you do with your child.
Family Five offers an ever growing collection of fun activities and practical content that boosts the development of critical life skills of children aged 4 to 12 years old. Its mobile app enables families to spend more quality time together by providing:
Daily inspiration for short activities that require undivided attention
Simple and effective goals to train positive behaviors
Practical suggestions on how to deal with difficult situations
The Family Five app offers an ever growing collection of fun activities and practical content that boosts the development of critical life skills of children aged 4 to 12 years old.
The playful activities are categorized by themes such as: Acting, Drawing, On the road, Creativity, Have a chat, In the kitchen, In the park, and so on. Once you have selected an activity we prompt you to put your phone away and start doing the activity as described. Activities, lasting from 5 to 30 minutes each, end with a buzz from your phone and a short description of how it contributed to the development of your child.
The behaviors section provides practical and longer term activities that can be set as daily, weekly or monthly goals. Behaviors are centered around things like being a role model, encouraging, creating routines and managing tech habits.
Situations provides a developing collection of vetted suggestions on how to deal with common difficult family situations. Categorized by topics such as Home Rules, Hygiene, Manners, School, Relationships, and Technology, each situation can have one or more suggested solution on how to deal with it.
Parents and caretakers are encouraged to provide their own input which might help other families.
In addition to enabling families to spend more quality time together, the goal of the app is to help parents and caretakers maximize their children’s life outcome.
Evidence shows that spending frequent genuine quality time with your kids in their early childhood can have a lasting impact on health, psychological well-being and educational achievement.
Each of the Family Five activities, behaviours and suggestions is linked to one or more of the most critical 21st century cognitive abilities and skills such as: Curiosity, Creativity, Resilience, Collaboration and Adaptability.
Ultimately, spending daily quality time with your children helps you achieve happier, healthier and more productive lives for your children.