As a young parent, it's easy to feel overwhelmed when you look online for tips on raising your children. With so many parenting experts offering their two cents, and social media also playing a big role in modern parenting, who can you turn to for advice? Below, we've rounded up some free resources for parents. Bookmark these for valuable support and you'll never have to look elsewhere.
CBeebies is already a fantastic resource for young parents - with access to thousands of hours of entertainment, as well as puzzles, quizzes, games, and podcasts, it's hard not to incorporate at least one or two of their shows into your little ones' routine. But you might not have known that CBeebies also has a dedicated 'Grown-Ups' website, filled with parenting resources, covering everything from potty training to mental health, and everything in between.
Twinkl Parenting Hub
The Twink Parents hub is packed with resources throughout every stage of parenting, from early years through to 5-11 year-olds. They offer tips on pregnancy, looking after your new baby, and little life skills that you should add to your list. You'll also find tips on starting nursery for the first time, songs, puzzles, and back-to-school transitions. It's written by parents and teachers, for parents.
It would be hard for us to put together a list of the best resources for parents without giving our own website a plug. Everything’s Rosie is a top-rated show for girls and boys that has been bringing joy into the lives of children in over 170 countries worldwide and has aired on CBeebies since 2010. We've got so many resources on our website, from free full episodes of our TV show to Everything's Rosie-inspired games, arts and crafts downloadables, and free kid's recipes.
YouTube Kids was created by Google to give children a more contained environment that makes it simpler and more fun for them to explore on their own, and easier for parents and caregivers to guide their journey as they discover new and exciting interests along the way. Download the app to your kid's iPad and they'll have hours of fun watching their favourite TV shows and clips. Oh, and be sure to subscribe to the Everything's Rosie YouTube channel!
There's so much to think about as a parent, and Parents.com has you covered. It discusses everything from starting a family, raising kids, family life, and staying healthy, covering trending topics and local stories, too. They offer some excellent resources on LGBT+ issues, race, and juggling parenting with work.
What's your favourite parenting website? Let us know on social media and check back soon for the latest tips and tricks on the Everything's Rosie blog.