Saturday, April 14, 2012

Follow Me on PINTEREST!

If you haven't been completely sucked into the world of Pinterest, you've got to give it a try!  I checked it out a few months ago and can officially add it to my list of addictions!    Just in case you haven't seen Pinterest and don't know how it works, it's basically a virtual bulletin board.  You set up "boards" that you can label any way you want and then you "pin" interesting pictures and ideas to your board.  There are literally thousands of pictures with just about everything from recipes to wedding dresses to cleaning ideas to pets to vacation spots.  Seriously, I'm talking about thousands of pictures!  When you see something of "interest" you simply "pin" to your board and you have a built in resource you can refer to anytime anywhere.  The really great part is that when you click on the picture you've pinned, it takes you directly to the website where it was found and you get all of the details you need!

         While it's easy to be distracted by so many pretty pictures and lots of  different topics, I've been most excited about the WEALTH of information that is available relating to Occupational Therapy and kids!  I LOVE IT!!!!  Oh how I wish that Pinterest had been around when I was in OT school or working as a new grad.  The ideas are ENDLESS!  This one little website (OK, it's not so little I suppose) has sparked a new excitement in me about OT and I'm more anxious every week to try out some new ideas with my kiddos. 

I've been having such a fun time creating boards on lots of different topics for my own personal interests.  Several "Jen's OT For Kids" readers have emailed and asked me to add a link to my Pinterest page.  I've hesitated on adding the link since I didn't intend to connect my page with my blog and had not really organized the page to be "only" OT related.  With a few more recent inquiries from readers, I've decided to add the link and you are welcome to follow along!  The page is actually set up as "Jennifer Darnell Dermody" and you should be able to get to it through the "Follow Me on Pinterest" button at the top of this page.  There is a specific "Jen's OT For Kids" board along with "Preschool Fun", "School Day Fun", "Visual Motor", and  "Sensory Motor".  You can choose to follow individual boards or the whole page.  I will try to keep adding lots of OT ideas for kids and hope you will find something helpful for your kiddos!  Pin It!

Jen Dermody, OTR/L

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