Creative Summer Learning – Keeping a Summer Blog

Get your child writing this summer. Good writing takes practice and keeping a journal is a great way to practice daily writing skills. Rather than spending hours on Facebook talking about their summer activities, have them keep a blog. They will learn about technology and practice their writing skills at the same time. They can share their blog with their friends.

Challenge them to use proper English (or whatever language their native language is) when writing in their blog – no text message language allowed!

I highly suggest that you use the sites listed below for kid’s blogs. There are many places to blog out there on the Internet and they are NOT the place for your child to be blogging. Most blog sites say you have to be over 13 to create a site, but kids have a way of getting around that rule. Check out the sites below for SAFE blogging sites for your kids!

LEARN ABOUT BLOGGING FOR KIDS

Kids Learn To Blog
More information about helping kids under 13 create a blog. Information on how to write blog posts, add video, music and all kinds of all cool things.
http://kidslearntoblog.com/

FREE (AND SAFE) BLOG SITES FOR KIDS

Kidzworld
http://www.kidzworld.com/kwzone

“Established in 2001, Kidzworld is the first social network for kids between the ages 9 – 14. Kidzworld encourages kids to express themselves through the creation of original content in a safe online world. Children can interact with each other in our moderated chat rooms, message boards and forums. In the KW Zone (our kids social network), their user profile is a safe and secure place to share photos, create groups, write a blog, or post poems and stories. This area is continually supervised; the number one priority for a kids social network. In fact, all the social networking children do at Kidzworld is monitored for safety and bullying. Consequently, there is no ability to share or disclose personally identifiable or private information. Kidzworld is truly a safe social network for kids and teens.” (from the Kidzworld website)

Kerpoof
http://www.kerpoof.com

Owned by Disney, this site offers a place for kids of all ages to create movies, stories and pictures to share online. They can add scenery and backgrounds, characters, speech bubbles and more. They can even draw their own picture to add into a scene.

My Pop Studio
http://www.mypopstudio.com/

Teen girls can create in a TV Studio, Magazine Studio, Digital Studio or Music Studio!

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Get your FREE copy of Summer Learning: Creative Ideas to Keep Your Child Learning All Summer Long

Are you tired of searching all over the Internet for ways to keep your child occupied this summer? I’ve put together creative ideas from my own teaching background, as well as links to some fabulous sites that offer interactive ideas and games. This downloadable PDF will be available this weekend! I will also offer it on Amazon as a Kindle version.

Why should you do all the work? I’ve done it for you! You’ll find ideas and activities to keep your children busy and LEARNING all summer long in this book!

Pre-order RIGHT NOW by sending me an email. DO IT NOW! The first ten emails I receive will receive a copy of the book FOR FREE! Simply send an email to karenysilvestri@gmail.com and I’ll let you know if you are one of the ten people to receive a FREE COPY! Otherwise, I’ll let you know the second the book is available and where you can order a copy.

Best to everyone! Happy Summer Learning!

Karen

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