As I was researching ways to encourage your child to write over summer break for an article, I was intrigued by the idea having your child set up a private blog.
When I mentioned the idea to Laurel, my eight-year old daughter, she said “Wow, now I’m going to be a real author.” So I have decided to set up a free blog for her on http://www.blogger.com/ or http://www.wordpress.com/ to help make practicing writing to be less of a chore. To keep her safe online, I will make it a private blog and keep it password protected. I plan on inviting friends and family to read her blog and encouraging them to comment. I am hopeful that this is going to help get the kids excited about writing and will let you know how it goes.
Anyone else set up a blog for their kids? How did it go? Any hints or tips?