Our Adventures on Instagram
Lately, we’ve been having a lot of fun sharing our books and reaching a new audience through Instagram. Launched in 2010 as a simple, creative way to share photos with friends and family, Instagram has quickly evolved into a mini-blog platform for astute users to craft an image and promote their passions, such as cooking, travel, fashion, fitness, or just about anything else!
We, of course, have a passion for bringing books—and early literacy skills—into the lives of little ones! We have discovered so many wonderful Instagrammers to follow that post activities for babies and toddlers, offer reviews of their favorite children’s books, and keep us current on design and product trends.
We’d love to share some of our favorite accounts, and hope you find their content as interesting as we do. While you’re visiting, stop by our account on Instagram and follow us!
Busy Toddler is one of the first accounts we ever followed, and it’s a treasure trove of fun, easy activities for toddlers. As Susie, the mom behind Busy Toddler, puts it, she’s just trying to make it to nap time each day! Set up like a mini-blog, Busy Toddler’s daily posts feature a picture of a simple activity with directions and details in the caption. One of her latest posts was for an alphabet matching game featuring foam letters and dry-erase markers on the window. Genius.
Happily.Ever.Elephants reviews children’s books. Lauren is a library media specialist and mom of two boys, and she loves to share her family’s favorite stories. While her Instagram account is a great place to start, she offers many more resources, including book lists and articles, on her blog.
California Toddler shares kid-friendly meals, books, learning activities, and all things toddler! And, since they live in Southern California, we can all envy the photos of the warm weather year round! This post featured a healthy lunch and snack packed for a day at the beach. Looks delicious!
Childrens_Book_Review is run by a mommy/daughter duo who reviews children’s books from their little corner of Maine. We participated in a “12 Days of Giveaways” event with them over the holidays and were able to get our books in the hands of more little ones for Christmas.
There are so many Instagram accounts we love, we could get lost for hours in all the inspiration. If you have an account you’d like to share with us, please reach out!
Children’s Book Enthusiast Search
We will soon be searching for our first Cottage Door Press Enthusiasts to help us spread the word about our beautiful books for babies and toddlers! We’re looking for mommies, daddies, grandmas, and grandpas that love to share books with their little ones. Specific details will be shared over the next few weeks on our Instagram account, but in general, it will work something like this:
🔹 1. Repost an image we provide on your Instagram feed.
🔹2. Tag @Cottagedoorpress in the comment and indicate why you want to be an enthusiast.
🔹3. Use the hashtag #cottagedoorenthusiast.
We will select four enthusiasts to receive five books in exchange for three images on their account. We will ask that one image feature all five books. The other two images can feature anything including at least one book.
Open to US residents 18+ only.