Parenting has become a toxic space and legacy parenting and child development apps are part of the problem causing additional worry and guilt. My First Five Years are the next generation parenting app, the antidote to parenting anxiety and app fatigue.
Created by experts, My First Five Years cuts through the overwhelming, often contradictory advice to provide you with the tools, knowledge and support to block out unhelpful comparisons, feel more confident and better understand the unique way in which your child learns and develops.
It is very clear and simple to use. It's personal to each child and the skills they are developing. It has great ideas for activities too!
~ Nel (parent)
With a whole generation of parents often feeling they are not doing a good enough job.
Where there could be joy there is often worry and guilt.
We all know that the idea of children following any precise development schedule is absolute nonsense. This approach of milestones linked to a child’s age can lead to unhelpful comparisons and unnecessary pressure as parents try to live up to unrealistic, perceived parenting ideals and developmental milestones.
Our app aims to take away the guilt and needless pressure placed on so many parents, and help you understand more about the unique way your child learns so you are better informed to support them and give your child the best start in these all-important first five years.
An easy one-off setup will create your child's unique starting point and show you what's 'likely to be next' in the 6 key areas of childhood development.
Over your child's first five years, we will walk with you every step of the way as your child masters hundreds of skills that will set the foundation for everything to come.
Our learning plans are as unique as your child rather than a generic one size fits all approach based on time specific milestones or stress inducing leaps.
Each day, the app suggests hints, tips, hacks, activities and play ideas that are timely and relevant to your child.
Following the plan makes life easier. The ideas are simple, easy and effective in helping your child master key life skills and usually need nothing more than your child and things you will find in your home or your neighbourhood.
You will see a lot of apps and read a lot of content that links developmental milestones to your child's exact age, often referred to as 'ages and stages'.
But I'm sure you'll agree, children are all different and don't follow a precise and standard linear learning line. Lumping children together this way doesn't serve parents or children well.
Rather than ages and stages, we share with you what is 'likely to be next'. We share with you what your child's development looks like, how you spot it, and how you support your child to master key life skills.
Become part of a community of parents who want to do things differently, break the generational cycle and parent in a way that is better for you and better and healthier for your child.
I'm using this with my three year old now and learning so much. I only wish I'd had it when my others were little!
I have found the content to be honest, relatable and informative.
Love this app. It monitors your child's journey and what's next in their development. Personalised to the child, not a generic stage.
I'm a nanny, and the parents love the scrapbook memories I share with them, which look really good and are really easy to share.
...to help me support and understand my daughter's development. I love the gentle suggestions for moving learning and skills on in such a natural, playful way. Thank you!
My little boy is slightly delayed with his speech and I am constantly looking for activities to do with him to promote his speech and this app gives me those activities.
This app has been incredibly helpful in helping me navigate the minefield that is being a new mother. It is clearly backed by knowledge and experience.
Best child development app ever
I love this app to help me support my baby's development!