Pinterest is great place for finding new recipes and home décor ideas, but have you ever thought about getting parenting tips there? The popular social media site just released their “100 for 2017” list which shows the top trends they predict will be popular for the upcoming year, and parenting is predicted to be HUGE! From parenting advice, creative play ideas, to parenting hacks, and so, so much more, Pinterest has it all in one convenient location. It also gives you a way to organize those ideas and have them literally at your fingertips whenever the need arises.
To get your started on your parenting Pinterest spree, we have found some of the best parent related boards to follow and explore.
General Parenting Advice and Survival
The famous magazine, Parenting, has an equally big Pinterest presence. They have all sorts of fresh idea for modern families, but their Parenting Advice board is probably one of the best out there. From discipline dos to potty training pointers and smart sleep strategies, all of their advice is based on expert recommendations. It is the best place for moms and dads to find helpful advice for babies, toddlers, or big kids.
Malorie Lucich is a member of the Pinterest PR team, so you know that she is a pinning expert. And, her Life Hacks board is all about making her life as a mom and wife easier. From quick kid lunch prep to quick cleaning tips, she has the best family life hacks that we know of.
Vicky, founder of Mess For Less, a website dedicated to kids activities and learning ideas, easy recipes and family fun. Her Kids Will Eat This board is the best place to find kid friendly recipes and food your kids will want to eat. She has a never-ending supply of kid lunch ideas, and what almost every parent needs: help for picky eaters.
Arts, Crafts, and Playtime
Laura Hutchison is a crafty mother of two and also a clinical psychologist specializing in children and play therapy. Her Kid Krafts board has hundreds of fun and unique ideas for weekend and school-break fun.
Cathy James is from NurtureStore Creative Kids, a UK based learning library that provides free resources, play activities and printables for parents and educators. Her Animal Crafts and Activities board is full of crafty ideas for the little animal lover in your life. Find animal crafts, animal activities, and ideas to help young ones learn about animals. Yep, animals, animals and more animals!
MaryAnne is a blog writer that focuses on building a rewarding family life through mindful parenting and educational and creative family activities. Her Rainy Day Fun for Kids board has simple ideas for indoor fun. It’s the perfect go to for those rainy spring days.
Reading and Writing
Melissa Taylor is a former teacher and freelance writer who is passionate about books and literacy. Her Children’s Books board has the best children’s book lists for kids including; early readers, picture books, chapter books, easy chapter books, middle grade, and even young adult.
Allison is a teacher and author of the book Raising A Rock-Star Reader. Her Diverse Books for Kids board helps parent build a diverse home library that celebrates your child and children all around the world. Her pinned books are all kid friendly and focus on differences in family structure, gender, race, class, ability, language, and more.
Technology and Learning
Cool Mom Tech was founded by two moms converging tech, parenting, practicality, and style. Their mom-minded Road Trip Apps for Kids board is all about educational, age appropriate and of course tech minded fun. If you are hitting the road (or friendly skies) this summer, don’t leave home without loading some of these awesome apps on your gadgets.
The Educators’ Spin on It is all about kid’s activities, learning games, educational activities, picture book ideas, STEM activities, parenting ideas and more. It is a collaboration between busy moms, educators & authors. Their Technology with Kids board is our favorite. These educators understand that technology plays a role in our lives and our children’s lives. They pin the best tips and advice for utilizing technology as a learning tool for your child.