Baby Week Leeds toddles into town for the third time this week with more than 70 events happening across the city!
Leeds was the first UK city to use the Semana do Bebe idea, an initiative founded in Brazil, supported by UNICEF. Baby Week Leeds is supported by Child Friendly Leeds, NHS Leeds, and sponsored by Leeds Cares.
Following the first Leeds Baby Week, the city has been sharing best practice around the UK with Hull and Bradford launching their own Baby Weeks this year and interest from other UK cities. These developments have led to Baby Week being registered as a charity in its own right.
Leeds City Council is also working with St Edmund’s Nursery School in Bradford, developers of the ‘50 things to do before you’re five’ project, alongside colleagues from Leeds Community Healthcare, to bring this to the city . ‘50 things’ was developed with families to produce a resource that offers experiences to build skills and language, supports brain development in young children, as well as being great fun. It is based on the simple idea that doing fun, low-cost or no-cost activities with your family, and talking about them, is a great way to support the growth and development of your child’s confidence and skills.