Are your kids on Twitter? You may have laughed at that question, but I assure you that I’m completely serious! Perhaps your little ones aren’t yet retweeting or following hashtags, but that day is coming! And the smartest companies are the ones who are already making these environments more welcoming and enjoyable for our little ones.
For example, we have a new series of books that we are enjoying called The Hooligan Bears. So far the series has 3 books, with more in the works, all about a makeshift family of teddy bears and their adventures. As any parent can attest, when children love a book they want to read it again and again and again. And sometimes they have questions about what else the characters might have done or be doing outside of that particular story. For the Hooligan Bears, there’s a clear answer, as you can follow the main characters on Twitter (@hbhooliganbear, @hblittlelouie). So your children can have an immediate connection with their favorite literary friends! Pretty clever, no?
While Darah doesn’t yet have her own Twitter handle, I’m following these rambunctious bears on Twitter and this is how she is going to receive her introduction to the social media platform. I think the concept is awesome and it continues the fun after we finish one of Hooligan Bears books. I’m a product of my generation, so I always have my smartphone with me. I can just whip it out and see if anything new is happening with the characters. Weekly adventures are created on Twitter, and are all compiled together to form the complete story on Storify. Isn’t technology wonderful??? You can follow the bears on Twitter absolutely free and hear about some of their adventures. But I recommend having at least one of the books at home as a great introduction to the cast of characters!
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