WILMINGTON — Dedicating just 30 minutes of quality time every day can help children reach better outcomes in their lives.
To help reach that goal, the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services Division of Public Health announced the launch of its’ QT30 (30 minutes of quality time) app, a program aimed at making sure young children get a healthy start in life.
The department developed the QT30 program to provide parents and caregivers of children up the eight-years-old with activities that they can do every day to ensure those 30 minutes are met.
The app is available for free download in the Apple Store and Google Play.
The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services Division of Public Health said in the first 1,000 days of life, extremely fast changes occur in a child’s body, brain, and emotions. Kids go from babies who can’t speak or move much to walking, talking toddlers.
And from ages three to eight, a child’s most important brain growth is happening. Throughout this time, they are learning by what they see, feel, and hear from their parents and caregivers.
The QT30 app offers more than 150 different activities for age ranges newborn to three-years-old and four- to eight-years-old, arranged by type of activity — outdoor, indoor, arts and crafts, words/numbers/sounds, and kitchen and in-home.
The app also features a timer to keep track of how much time is being spent, and activities also come with video instructions.
To find a full list of activities and to download the app, visit DEThrives.com/QT-30.