Blogging for Kids
|Published:||Aug 11, 2005|
|Author:||Michael E, Callahan|
Flush out the writer in children. Blogging can 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 benefits for your child.
Regular updates require children to be disciplined and responsible.
Blogging or journaling gives children the opportunity to connect with relatives who might live some distance away, communicating important timely issues.
Children are growing into technology-laden world. Exposure to innovative Internet technology will help them with communication skills and r鳵m魢uilding.
When presented with an audience, children will want to present their best work.
Proofreading is an important skill that is difficult to teach. Editing daily entries will help children learn how to present their ideas clearly and professionally.
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.
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.
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Michael E. Callahan, known around the world by the trademarked name Dr. File Finder, is regarded as the world's leading expert on shareware. Dr. File Finder works with software programs and developers full-time, and in the average year he evaluates 10,000 programs. Since 1982 he has evaluated over 250,000 software and hardware products. Mr. Callahan began evaluating software online in 1982 and no one has been at it longer. He currently works doing online PR and marketing for software companies, and is the Senior Content Producer for Butterscotch.Com.