How can blogs help your kids with writing and demonstrating comprehension?
Tonight after reading our devotions in Don’t Mess With Moses, Marty Nystrom’s poem about Moses parting the Red Sea ended with the question: “How’d he do that? Look in Exodus 14:15-22.”
I passed our Bible to my son who opened to the passage and read it; we discussed the story together and then ended with a few selections from The Awesome Book of Bible Answers.
Then, as though possessed by angelic forces, this child asked if he could take the Bible and read through it. Entirely.
After I picked myself up off the floor, I shot a surprised look over the rim of my glasses and sputtered, “Honey, if you read the entire Bible I’ll pay you $100.”
At which point I was shot a surprised look over the tops of small heads by my husband. “Let me clarify that offer a little,” he added. “If you start reading and write what you learned after each chapter, we’ll pay you the $100.”
>>ENTER: Kids’ Blogs.<<
Kids’ Blogs is a wonderful, sneaky way to get your kids writing. We registered each of our kids on this website about a year ago as a way to encourage them to practice typing and work on their writing. It’s free and it’s totally secure–a must-have for any child online.
I told our son [and daughter, who by then wanted in on the deal] that he could blog after each evening’s reading as an easy way to record his thoughts. It will allow them to familiarize themselves with spell-check, typing, composition, coming up with a title, and most importantly, demonstrating what they learned from the Bible that day.
For his dad and me, it’s an easy way to check for understanding and determine whether or not real reading is taking place.
Imagine the treasure we’ll have if he really completes this feat–pages and pages of his thoughts on God’s Word forever saved for us to look back on and revisit.
Why not let your kids try blogging this summer?
Have you considered allowing your kids to blog in a secure, safe setting? Why or why not?