As a parent whose youngest (and only 6-years-old!) is already attempting to spend every waking hour in front of a screen, I thought I’d suggest some ideas for getting reluctant readers excited about reading in the vein of “if you can’t beat them, join them.” Or a corollary: “Let’s be sneaky and use electronics as a Trojan horse to present reading in a different light.” I’ve been blogging about these ideas that I’ve discovered over the past year and I’m pretty excited about them. Let me know what you think and if they work for you.
This was a very helpful post by Sarah Kessler on Mashable. I feel like I am just starting to understand Social Media networks for myself but I have no idea what is out there (and safe) for my kids who are now clamoring to blog, get their own email accounts, and create websites. I’m all for that, but I just want them to be safe. Thanks Sarah! Your information was exactly what I needed for myself!
My oldest has been begging me to blog on my blog which is funny because she normally finds my blogging to be annoying. Today Mashable had this really great article on helping kids create their own blog. Caveat: if you do this, your kids will then be your technical support because we all realize that kids will be better at the tech stuff than we parents. I am going to help her, but this will require us to get another computer!