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
Children are growing into technology-laden world. Exposure
to innovative Internet technology will help them with communication
skills and résumé-building.
4.) Improved Writing Skills
When presented with an audience, children will want to present
their "best" work.
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