David is amazing. He is six years old and has his own chicken flock. Not only that, he blogs about it! Of course, he got the idea from his amazing mama, Mindie. Mindie is the “Born Again” Farm Girl that keeps the Farm Chicks from the Chit Chat group rolling on the floor laughing.
When I heard about David’s blog, I couldn’t help thinking what a kid can learn from the experience! I mean he’s WRITING! How many of you have trouble getting your kids to write? (I see a lot of hands.) And he’s taking pictures–that’s art folks. And uploading and downloading–that’s computer science. And he’s six years old!!!
Well, David is not the only one. Let me tell you about Raquel. Raquel is a 17-year-old gal from Oregon who has been blogging at God-s Daughter since 2009. Her blog is a place to share her heart with the world. More recently, it’s been about finding finding Mr. Right; but she’s also written book, movie and music reviews, interviewed other teens, shared about her social experiences, and otherwise just encouraged her readers with the love of Jesus. She describes God-s Daughter as a place to encourage “this generation’s youth all for the glory of God.”
Raquel said that in addition to improving her writing skills, blogging has helped her to generate writing ideas. “Sometimes you hit a writer’s block and aren’t very inspired,” she said, “but writing on a blog helps you get all those emotions out and most of the time, whatever you write (that you think is just weird and random) really touches and blesses someone else.”
Finally, I want to introduce you to Emma. Emma just started her blog called Horse Daydreamer as a place to show readers how to make things for model horses. She thinks that blogging will help her creative writing skills. And, because she confided that setting up a blog was more difficult than she anticipated, I believe it will teach her more than that. Although money-making is not her main objective, at some point Emma would like to make enough money from her blog to pay for her craft supplies.
As a homeschooling mom, and as a writer, I think that blogging could be a great learning tool for our kids. In my next post, I’d like to share all the things that a child can learn from the experience. In the meantime, visit these sites. Leave a comment to encourage them. And if you think you might like to enter the world of blogging with your kids, check out Blogging Your Passion’s Blogging 101 course. It is the first in a series of courses put together to teach you everything blogging. I highly recommend the 101 course for those just starting out, those not interested in money-making as much as a learning/sharing experience, and those that have no clue where to start.
Do your kids have a blog? Please leave a comment with the link so that we can all visit and encourage one another. And if they’d like to be featured in a future post, please let me know that as well.