3 to 5-year-olds’ rights: Useful links

Between 3 and 5 a child is growing fast: no longer a toddler, but perhaps not yet ready for primary school. The links below can help make sure their rights are respected through a time of rapid development, so they can live safe and happy lives both now and in the future.


Amnesty UK: First steps

A resource from Amnesty UK designed to introduce human rights to 3-5 year olds.

Book Trust: Early years programme

The Book Trust has lots of information around reading to children under 5 years old.

Parentzone Scotland: Early years

Parentzone, an Education Scotland website, has this page full of ideas to help parents support their child’s learning including the early years.

UNICEF: Communicating with children

UNICEF has advice on communicating with children from birth to 6 years.


CBeebies helps pre-schoolers learn whilst they play games, watch clips and sing songs.

Scottish Government: Early learning and childcare

The Scottish Government’s website on free early learning and childcare.