“When thinking about “BLOGGING” , the untrained eye (in regards to blogging) of an educator usually will think of “Technology Integration”. When digging a little deeper he/she might recognize that blogging is more about WRITING than technology. But let’s roll blogging back even a little further and we will discover that blogging starts with READING!”
Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano
To get your kids in the habit of blogging, it is important for them to first subscribe to a number of quality blogs and read them on a daily basis. Below I have compiled a list of blogs and websites whose content may appeal to young readers. Encourage them to set up their own RSS readers and start following blogs and websites before they start writing their own blogs. Many of the sites are incredible as resources for education as well.
(Sometimes some of the content available on these sites may not be appropriate for Muslim children, like the news stories about actors and singers etc. , so make sure that adult supervision is available and children have a sense of what content type may not be suitable etc.)
NEWS SITES FOR KIDS
BBC news site for kids and teens.
Big news for little people.
CNN Student News
Many discussions and quizes based on news. Can be doubled as a teaching resource.
Complete in-depth reports and activities on the latest news for kids.
Time for Kids
Well it is just that! TIMES for kids.
News Bites from National Geographic
Some cool bits of news with National Geographic’s signature photography.
News + more for the young.
MAGAZINES FOR KIDS
National Geographic Young Explorers
A must must for young kids.
Many past issues are available as well to read.
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears
All about poles.
Children’s Web Magazine
A safe magazine for ages 8+
Conservation news and stories.
The newest and cutest exotic baby animals from zoos and aquariums from around the world.
MUSEUM AND OTHER SCIENTIFIC SITES
BLOGS BY OTHER KIDS
Miriam’s Magical Moments
Blog by a fourth grader. High content quality and nice blogging etiquettes.
Ibne Muhammad’s Blog
My son’s blog which serves as an eportfolio at the moment but we plan to make it more than that in future Insha Allaah.
Binte Muhammad’s Blog
My daughter’s blog which serves as an eportfolio at the moment but we plan to make it more than that in future insha Allaah.