Denver, CO - Being an expectant parent is exciting, but it can be overwhelming. Bright by Text is here to help.
The program that delivers free learning games, parenting tips, and resources to nearly 10,000 Colorado parents and caregivers of children under 5 is now available for expectant parents as well.
Colorado nonprofit Bright by Three partnered with Denver Public Health, Denver Health, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Cavity Free at Three, The Mamahood, and Tri-County Health Department to add 18 new messages to Bright by Text.
The prenatal messages provide tips, information, and resources about mental and physical health during pregnancy, helping baby develop, preparing for baby, labor and delivery, and more. Each message directs to a landing page with additional information and further resources.
“There is a lot of information out there for expectant mothers, but it can be hard to know which sources to trust,” said Bright by Three President and CEO Jean McSpadden. “We want parents to have the best research based information right at their fingertips.”
Bright by Text delivers weekly text messages with free games and activities, parenting and child development tips, and resources to parents and caregivers of children prenatal to 5 across Colorado. The messages are targeted to the age and developmental stage of the child. Research has demonstrated the program is effective at building nurturing caregiver-child relationships, positively impacting a child’s healthy development and school readiness.
In addition to expert content, Bright by Text includes messages about events and resources specific to your community such as museum free days, preschool open enrollment information, local health fairs, and more.
“It’s really exciting to have a service like this as a first time parent! There is a ton of information out there, but Bright by Text gives you simple, easy to use, and helpful information that has scientific backing. They’ve done the information sorting for you, and it’s a huge relief for expectant parents,” said Derek, an expectant father and subscriber of Bright by Text.
Sign up by texting the word “BRIGHT” to 274448*. You will then be asked for your child’s due date and zip code where you live so that you can be sent the appropriate messages.
*Message and data rates may apply. Text STOP to 274448 to stop. Text HELP to 274448 for help.