What is it? Pinterest is a virtual pinboard. It allows you to organize and share things that you find on the web. You can browse pinboards created by other people to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests.
Why should Pediatric Therapists Use It? It is a fantastic way to catalog and share all the great therapy ideas you have found, the blogs posts you have found useful that contain therapy tips, books you might want to use with your kiddos, worksheets, holiday themed activities and more.
PediaStaff is pretty excited about Pinterest too. Since starting the site in August, we have jumped in head first and added over 50 different pin boards on topics ranging from language, phonology, fluency and articulation to fine and gross motor skills, sensory handwriting and many more. There are also boards with therapy ideas for each holiday that therapists enjoy integrating into their therapy lessons. At this writing, we are following over 2000 therapists and teachers with great ideas to share that we working hard to aggregate on our page for the most complete Pinterest collection of therapy ideas on the web! We have compiled over 3000 pins and organized them by category.
Any hitch? Well, it turns out, you have to be “invited” to join Pinterest right now. The best way to get an invite is to visit the PediaStaff Pinterest Page. When you get there you can request an invite.
But I am not looking for a job. Will PediaStaff capture my information? Nope. The best part is that this site is free and available to anyone with no obligation to sign up with PediasStaff or share any of your personal information with us. Its one of our “gifts to the profession,” along with the PediaStaff Blog. In fact, not only do you not have to sign up with PediaStaff to use all these resources, you don’t even need to sign up with Pinterest!