A Blog By Polly & Sean, Aged 4 Years, 11 Months, 2 Weeks And 2 Days

Posted at 01:20am on 15th July 2009

My daughter, a teacher, told me that children are now being encouraged to blog and would I please get her two to do so. Polly loves reading and writing; Sean loves typing on a keyboard. Here is the result of their first blog which tells the story of the play they put on for our benefit this afternoon. Apart from the title, and credits, this is entirely their own work.

Tday we mad a play ov a princes and a princ. The dragin loct the princes in the tow r. polly age 4 years 11 months 2 weeks and 2 days.

My srod is sharp.and shiny. I killed the dragin. Sean 4 11 months 2 weeks and 2 days. We are twins.

Your Comments:

Ian Atkins
18th July 2009
at 6:12pm

I think this is brilliant, though I am a bit biased because I am
their daddy.

Ros Morrison
19th July 2009
at 5:23am

Keep this away from your publisher Mel it could be serious
competition! Wel done Polly and Sean its a lovely story.

Margaret Eckersley
19th July 2009
at 5:28pm

Absolutely wonderful! There is a lot of competition coming your
way Mel!

wendy mackie
19th July 2009
at 11:24pm

Next stage Twitter?

Mel Menzies
20th July 2009
at 6:05am

Seems my grandchildren are getting more comments than I do!!

21st July 2009
at 6:03am

I recently attended an educational ICT conference and went along
to a ‘Blogging in the Classroom’ seminar. I had not
really thought about 'blogging with children' beforehand
but came away with ideas of how to go about it: start by reading
blogs with children about things of interest to them e.g. cats or
lego; move on to commenting on the blogs they have read; and then
finally begin, together and safely, to help them write their own

We were given an excellent website - 20 days to better blogging
with children: "http://literacyresourcesandideas.edublogs.org/20-days-to-better-blogging-with-children/">

and told about a project run by the British Council ( "http://www.britishcouncil.org/etwinning-blogs-project-primary.doc">http://www.britishcouncil.org/etwinning-blogs-project-primary.doc)
to encourage blogging by children in different countries entitled
‘The Schoolbag - what is in your schoolbag? blog about

What a brilliant way to start – even with young children
– and for them to learn about children in other countries.
Can't wait to get back to school next term and try out
'blogging' with my 5 year olds.

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