Nov 182004

Just read this interesting article on Blogs for Kids by Sharon Housley

Flush out the writer in children. Blogging could draw out a young writer and open doors to their future. Consider encouraging your child to start blogging!

Children love having an audience. The instant recognition and approval that comes from a crowd just can’t be beat. Employing blogs to help develop good spelling habits, grammar skills, and develop a love for writing at a young age is an innovative concept that has potential benefits

She goes on to list the benefits including communication skills, writing skills, typing skills, and others.

She ends with the usual disclaimer:

Because blogging involves the Internet, parents and teachers should also take the opportunity to educate youngsters about the dangers of the Internet. The Internet is global in its reach and developing safe Internet habits at a young age is critical. Remind children not to disclose personal information including names, addresses or location of events they plan to attend.

So, am thinking that it might be interesting to get the kids going on some kind of photo blog. They have a cheap little digital camera – and could take pictures of some of their lego creations and other daily activities as long as they speak nice of their school teacher (Mom homeschools them).

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