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Twitter, the microblogging site that allows anyone and everyone to share their opinion on issues large and small, has been in the news quite a bit the past few years. From Kanye West’s clothing choices to news of revolution in the Middle East, Twitter can be many things to different people. As a librarian, I tend to use Twitter differently than my friends who are doctors or engineers. For example, I really enjoy following one of my favorite children’s book authors, Mo Willems (@The_Pigeon), who tweets hilariously as a character from his award-winning book Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! So too parents and caregivers of young children have formed something of a category of their own on Twitter. From craft ideas to tips for learning to read to general parenting advice, there is something for every kind of parent. Here are just a few of the organizations that I think are really helpful (and sometimes super funny) on Twitter:

@preschoolers
www.education.com's Twitter account focuses preschool. They tweet a “preschool activity of the day” involving a cheap or no- cost craft just for preschoolers.

@ParentHacks
From the editors of www.parenthacks.com - smart parents share forehead-smackingly clever tips, shortcuts, and product recommendations.


@ReadingRockets
Teaching kids to read, especially those who struggle. Research, classroom strategies, parent tips, books and authors, and much more, for educators and families. http://www.readingrockets.org

@ParentsMagazine
Tips and links to articles by the editors of
Parents Magazine and www.parents.com

@DailyParentTip
From the editors of www.dailyparenttip.com - daily updates with helpful advice on a variety of topics

 

@pbsparents and @pbskids
Parenting tips, articles, games and ideas.
http://www.pbsparents.org and http://www.pbskids.org

Don’t worry if you don’t want to sign up for Twitter. All of these Twitter feeds are attached to websites where you can go for the information. However, sometimes it’s nice when the information comes to you instead of you having to seek it out! This is just a short list—there are many more parent and pre-kindergarten focused Twitter feeds out there. Do you have a favorite that we missed? Share it in the comments!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tags: Children's books, Pre-K, tech

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Sun, May 15, 2011
nice info.
Jeff Steward - Chicago
Mon, May 23, 2011
Twitter is very good but also dangerous if you use it to often and ignore your real life. Phil - Developer of -
Phil -
Fri, May 27, 2011
This post is twitterific!
Elaine P. - Center City
Wed, June 15, 2011
I think Twitter is good for sharing information about worth news otherwise it's divert your real life.
t1 - Miami, FL
Mon, July 11, 2011
Twitter is a good form of communication. You can get a lot of valuable information as well as will broaden your knowledge about the the things you interested in. But sometimes this kind of social networking site has disadvantage if use it in a wrong way.
Aki - Ph
Tue, July 19, 2011
I highly recommend Twitter for information. I can give many examples where information passed at the speed of light compared to all other forms of media. Also, Twitter is outstanding for engaging, building relationships and providing value to people. Simply, said it's a great place for personal and business reasons. The opportunity is unlimited. I've met people worldwide from all sorts of industries. -Jen My latest review learn the truth
Jen - Minneapolis
Fri, September 30, 2011
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