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:
1.) Responsibility/Commitment - Daily Posts
Regular updates require children to be disciplined and responsible.
2.) Communication - Increased Communication
with Friends and Relatives
Blogging or journaling gives children the opportunity to connect
with relatives who might live some distance away, communicating
important timely issues.
3.) Technology - Exposure to Internet Technologies
Children are growing into technology-laden world. Exposure to innovative
Internet technology will help them with communication skills and
4.) Improved Writing Skills
When presented with an audience, children will want to present their
5.) Improved Editing Skills
Proofreading is an important skill that is difficult to teach. Editing
of daily entries will help children learn how to present their ideas
clearly and professionally.
6.) Improved Spelling
Automated spell-checking helps children be aware of spelling errors
when they occur.
Getting children acquainted with keyboards at a young age will
help them become familiar with their layout and function, quickly
making them proficient typists.
Resource for Blogging Information - http://www.blog-connection.com
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.
Staying Safe Online - http://www.small-business-software.net/staying-safe-online.htm
About the Author:
Sharon Housley manages marketing for the NotePage http://www.notepage.net
and FeedForAll http://www.feedforall.com
product lines. Other sites by Sharon can be found at http://www.softwaremarketingresource.com
, and http://www.small-business-software.net