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Pocket Parent & Parent Centre - Resources for Parents

Some parents float through their parenting years and never seem to encounter problems, or need advice or parental guides and still produce well balanced, happy kids. For the rest of us, there will be times when we need some type of information, advice and tips, so here at Pocket Parent we've tried to put together a fundemental resource which should be able to answer most of your problems, or point you in the right direction for the answer.

Children's Development
Most children follow a similar learning development path, but with different time scales. These sites only give a general indication of ages and stages. Each child is unique and will accomplish milestones at different times and ages - some quicker some slower. Albert Einstein, apparently, was three or four years old before he could speak and seven before he could read.
      Birth to 1 year
      2 Years
      3 Years
      4 Years
      5 Years
      Tweens and Teens

  • Children's Health
    Common Childhood Ailments, Spots and Rashes, Basic First Aid, Kids General Health and Children's Safety
  • Kids Healthy Eating
    Kids and family healthy eating resources, recipes and information. School food, vegetarian recipes, organic food and children's basic nutrition
  • Common Childhood Problems - Help, Support & Advice The most common childhood problems occur in most families and if recognized early and 'nipped in the bud', they shouldn't really become a major problem
  • Potty Training Potty and Toilet training tips for toddlers.
  • Childcare Services
    Information on Child Care Solutions - Child Minders, Nannies, Au Pairs, Nursery Schools - questions to ask, what to look out for and best advice and help
  • Parenting Help & Information
    Parenting help and information. Experiencing problems with DHSS, Tax Credits, Divorce etc - tons of resources to help you find the best advice
  • Free Stuff
    There's tons of free stuff on the internet, if you know where to look - we've listed some of the main sites and organizations.
  • Parenting Humour
    Parenting is the toughest job in the world, easy to get wrong but brilliant when it all works out - take a breather, relax and smile


Early Learning- have fun with your toddler introducing them to their ABCs, 123s, Shapes and Colours.

Free Colouring Pages - it is so important to encourage toddler's to colour as they learn so much from this simple activity.

Toddler's Nursery Rhymes, Poems and Action Songs enjoy some singing and being silly with your little one.

Boredom Busters - forget the ipad, the smart phone and the video consoles and venture outside for some good old fashioned fun

Family Movies & Kids Films - a list of tons and tons of child friendly moves from the last few decades. When your kids complain they've seen all the latest films it's time to dig out the archives and find the best children's films since the 1990s.