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21 Parent Savvy Pinterest People to Follow

top 20 parent savvy pinterest peopleI don’t know about you, but I’m a certified pin-addict! I love finding excellent parenting advice, creative play ideas, unique learning tips, inspiring craft projects, and so, so much more all in one convenient location where I can organize them and have them literally at my fingertips whenever the need arises.

Here are a few of my best Pinterest ‘finds’ I thought I’d share with my readers:

l,r,knostI’m L.R.Knost, author of Two Thousand Kisses a Day: Gentle Parenting Through the Ages and Stages and Whispers Through Time: Communication Through the Ages and Stages of Childhood, the first two books in the Little Hearts Handbook parenting series, and children’s picture book, Petey’s Listening Ears, and founder/director of Little Hearts/Gentle Parenting Resources. Check out Little Hearts/Gentle Parenting Resources‘ Pinterest boards, where you will not only have access to the excellent parenting resources I’ve discovered, but also all of the articles from this site organized into board categories such as  Gentle Parenting/Discipline and Gentle Parenting/Babies and Toddlers. So easy and convenient!

 

imagination soupMelissa Taylor@Imagination Soup is the author of Pinterest Savvy~How I Got 1 Million+ Followers (link coming soon!) which shares the in’s and out’s and do’s and don’ts of Pinterest for everyone from the Pinterest newbie to the veteran pinner and also of Book Love~Help Your Child Grow From Reluctant to Enthusiastic Reader which has excellent literacy tips, tools, and techniques. Her Pinterest boards offer everything from parenting tips to book recommendations to children’s crafts and activities.

 

Dr Laura MarkhamNext up we have one of my favorite parenting authors, Dr. Laura Markham of Aha! Parenting. Dr. Laura is a clinical psychologist and author of Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting. Her Pinterest boards offer informative articles, tips, and ideas for parents of infants through adolescence.

 

Dr. Lynne KenneyLynne Kenney, Psy.D. is a mother of two, a practicing Pediatric Psychologist in Scottsdale, AZ author of The Family Coach Method and co-author with Wendy Young of Bloom: Helping children blossom.

 

 

not just cuteAmanda Morgan, who holds a Master’s degree in childhood development, is the author of Parenting with Positive Guidance. Her Pinterest boards at  Amanda Morgan @ NotJustCute offer creative and unique learning ideas for early childhood education.

 

 

living montessori nowDeb Chitwood is a Montessori educator and writer with a ton of ideas and resources to share which she’s organized beautifully onto her Pinterest page at Deb @ Living Montessori Now. A must-follow for homeschoolers and educators, as well as parents.

 

 

moving smartTo child development expert, author, and international speaker Gill Connell of Moving Smart, a moving child is a learning child. Check out her Pinterest boards to “Find out why all those wiggles and giggles matter!”

 

 

kidlutionsWendy Young, LMSW, BCD is a Child and Family Therapist and co-author with pediatric psychologist, Dr. Lynne Kenney, of the book Bloom: Helping children blossom. Wendy is also the creator of Kidlutions: Solutions for Kids which offers helpful resources such as innovative play therapy activities and crafts for parents and educators.

 

 

play at home momPlay at Home Mom is a group of moms, educators and therapists who provide resources for positive parenting and playful connection. Their motto is “Changing lives one PLAY at a time!”

 

 

 

rachel miller“Mama to a vanful” Rachel Miller offers bright and colorful Pinterest boards with tons of play ideas, educational activities, and tips for family fun.

 

 

 

tinkerlabFeatured on PBS Kids, Baby Center, Apartment Therapy, and more, this artsy childhood educator and mom, Rachelle @ Tinkerlab, offers Pinterest boards that abound with child-led arts and crafts and activities.

 

 

childhood 101Passionate early childhood teacher and writer, Christie Burnett @ Childhood 101, has Pinterest boards with everything from family friendly recipes to fine motor activities to fun ideas for family play and connection.

 

 

smiling like sunshineYou’ll find a little bit of everything parenting-related on SmilinglikeSunshine‘s Pinterest boards. From learning through play to breastfeeding and babywearing to toy and book recommendations, it’s like a parenting smorgasbord!

 

 

educator's spin on itThe Pinterest boards from The Educator’s Spin on It are chock full of educational activities, crafts, and ideas. Excellent resource for us homeschoolers, as well as for school teachers, early childhood educators, and more.

 

 

harpercollins children'sIn their own words, HarperCollins Children’s Pinterest team describe their mission this way, “We’re HarperCollins Children’s Books, and we’re here to help parents, teachers, and librarians discover great reads for kids, from picture books to middle grade.” From book recommendations to ‘Meet the Author’ boards to book-related activity ideas, parents and educators can find excellent resources here for literacy and learning.

let's lasso the moonZina :: Let’s Lasso the Moon offers Pinterest boards of “simple activities that elevate everyday moments into family traditions and memorable adventures.” With boards such as ‘Growing Creative Kids’ and ‘Lifetime Love of Learning’ you’ll be sure to find unique ideas for your little ones here!

 

 

hippiehousewifeFrom homeschooling to crafting to natural living, the Hippie Housewife has a little of everything parents need to raise happy, healthy children.

 

 

 

delightful children's booksDelightful Children’s Books offers children’s book reviews, recommendations, and activities as well as homeschooling ideas, crafts, and more!

 

 

 

PlaydoughtoPlatoMom and National Board Certified Teacher, Malia {Playdough to Plato}, shares playful learning activities for kids, holiday fun, and hands-on early literacy activities.

 

 

 

spd blogger networkFor our extra special kiddos who need a bit of extra special parenting, here is the link to the SPD (Sensory Processing Disorder) Blogger Network‘s Pinterest boards that contain a wealth of tips, activities, and articles to give those of us blessed with sensory kids the resources we need.

 

 

mama smilesMama Smiles – Joyful Parenting‘s Pinterest boards are chock full of ideas for “finding joy in everyday parenting through creativity, learning, and play.”

 

 

 

I hope you find as many helpful and creative ideas on these Pinterest boards as I have, and don’t forget to stop by Little Hearts/Gentle Parenting Resources‘ boards and snag a few pins along the way!

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L.R.Knost is a best-selling parenting and children’s book author and founder and director of Little Hearts/Gentle Parenting Resources, an online resource for gentle parenting education, articles, and research. Books by L.R.Knost include Whispers Through Time: Communication Through the Ages and Stages of Childhood ; Two Thousand Kisses a Day: Gentle Parenting Through the Ages and Stages ; The Gentle Parent: Positive, Practical, Effective Discipline ; and Jesus, the Gentle Parent: Gentle Christian Parenting (Release date: May 2014) the first four books in the Little Hearts Handbook gentle parenting series, as well as her children’s picture books Petey’s Listening Ears and the soon-to-be-released Grumpykins series available from Amazon and other major retailers.


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