We have designed this parenting app to be the manual you never received for your kids. Use the app for activity and play inspiration, tracking developmental milestones, and a resource for understanding what’s going on in the early years.If you have a child between the ages of 0 and 6, the Earlybird app gives you the confidence and knowledge you need to give your kid the strong start they deserve. Inside the app, you will find parenting tips, workshops, 400+ play ideas, and articles that answer all of your burning parenting questions. The Earlybird app is your one stop shop for raising happy, confident, smart kids who can manage their feelings and build healthy relationships with others.
Parents of kids aged 0-6.Your child starts learning, growing, and developing the second they’re born. You are your child’s first teacher, and we have parenting tips, workshops, and play ideas for you right from the start. Every time you open the app the home screen will curate a selection of age-appropriate activities for you to choose from. Our activities are designed to be age inclusive, so a 2+ activity means that a 2-year-old and 4-year-old can participate in the activity. A 4-year-old will just engage in the activity differently from the 4-year-old.
Play ideas – We have 400+ activities, so your kids will never be bored. We'll make playtime a breeze!Parenting answers – You'll learn how to tackle some of the biggest parenting challenges with our workshops and articles. Learn how to set up your play space so your kids play independently for longer. All of our content is backed by research, and not personal opinions.Child development – Understand what skills your kids need in the early years with our Milestone Tracker. And it's way more than just a checklist. Based on your response, the app will recommend activities to build or strengthen these foundational skills.
You can add as many kids as you want in the app. Every time you open the app, the home screen will curate a selection of activities that are age-appropriate for all of your kids. If you are looking for activity suggestions for just one child, head to the Activity tab where you will find a personalized selection of activities under each child’s name (based on their age). Each child will also have their own Milestone tracker under the milestone tab so you can stay on top of all your children’s development.
Independent play skills are every parent's dream. And the Earlybird app will help you keep your kids busy (and learning) while you drink your coffee hot. But just like learning to walk, all these developmental skills take time to learn. You can expect to do the same sort of activity with your kids 5-8 times before they start to show some independence with it. This is why we (and the research) recommend doing 15 minutes of mindful play time per day so that you can build and teach all the skills your kids need. All kids learn and grow at their own pace. However, if you use our milestone checklist and feel your kid may need some support, don’t hesitate to reach out to your doctor.
Earlybird takes a whole child approach. We know that every part of the child -intellectual, social, emotional, and physical are important. So there all the workshops, articles, and play ideas teach you about your child’s development in the areas that matter most:• Literacy (talking, reading, writing, and communication skills)• Numeracy (math, science, and thinking skills such as critical thinking and problem-solving)• Motor (big and little muscles, as well as confidence and safety)• Social-emotional (behavior, understanding, expressing and managing feelings, as well as getting along with others)We broke Art out as its standalone subject because Art uniquely weaves all areas of development together while also building creative thinking skills. As your child explores colors (numeracy), talks about their art (literacy), expresses themselves creatively (social-emotional), and works with a paint brush (motor), they will be targeting every area of development at once.
Our milestones are based on the Centre for Disease Control’s milestones and current research and highlight what 75% of kids are doing at specific ages. They are to help you know where your child is at and where they are headed, as well as give you targeted activity suggestions for each milestone. Every child grows and develops at their own pace so don’t fear if your kids aren’t there yet. You can also go back to previous ages and stages to review those milestones and activities! If you have concerns about your child, reach out to a professional. Information on when and who to connect with is at the bottom of the milestone tracker page for you.
Our co-founder Renée Jordan created and teaches all of our workshops. She has put her entire Ivy league degree into short, digestible, parent-friendly lessons for you. As an educational psychologist, teacher, and mum of 2, she knows parents are busy so every lesson is designed to be 1-5 minutes in length and give you the information you need, as well as all the tools you need to do it. Attached to each lesson you will find links to activities in the app, printable materials, or shoppable lists of books and toys to get you going. Each workshop is self-paced, and you don’t need to take the whole workshop in order. You can jump around and watch the lessons that help you solve the parenting problems you have right now. There are currently workshops in:• Taming Tantrums and Managing Feelings• Physical Development (Fine and Gross Motor Skills)• Language, Communication, and Pre-reading skills• Foundational Math and Science Skills (Beyond Numbers)• Setting Up Your Play Space & Building Independent Play SkillsIf you have concerns about your child, reach out to a professional. Information on when and who to connect with is at the bottom of the milestone tracker page for you.
Things you probably already have! Each Earlybird activity can be done with a combination of household items, the toys you already have, your recycling, and standard craft supplies (which you can affordably thrift or buy from any dollar store). Our goal at Earlybird is to make early learning accessible to everyone, even the busiest parents among us, with no fancy or expensive materials required.
Anytime you make a payment through the App Store, it’s handled through your iTunes account. Unfortunately, we’re unable to refund your money directly, but the good news is that Apple can help.1. Visit getsupport.apple.com2. Select iTunes Store then tap "Subscriptions and Purchases" and click "Request A Refund".3. You'll be provided with several options for contacting Apple.4. We also recommend confirming that your subscription is canceled to avoid charges in the future.You can cancel your subscription by following these steps.1. Go to Settings > iTunes & App Store.2. Tap your Apple ID at the top of the screen.3. Tap View Apple ID. You might need to sign in or use Touch ID.4. Tap Subscriptions.Tap the subscription that you want to manage, Earlybird5. Please click on "Cancel Subscription"
Anytime you make a payment through the Play Store, it’s handled through your Google Play account. Unfortunately we’re unable to refund your money directly, but the good news is that Google can help.Follow the instructions onthis page either on your computer or your Android device.We also recommend confirming that your subscription is canceled to avoid charges in the future. You can cancel your subscription by following these steps:1. Go to the Google Play Store app.2. Tap the menu on the top left.3. Tap Subscriptions.4. Tap the subscription that you want to manage, Earlybird5. Please click on "Cancel Subscription"