Using the Internet With My Children

Thursday, June 10, 2010

This is a guest post by Jennica Smalls

I am entering a new phase in my life--or should I say my daughter is entering a new phase in her life. Either way she is starting kindergarten in the fall. Very soon, we will be buying school supplies and lunchboxes and backpacks and school clothes. This is so weird to me.

As we are about to enter this stage in life, I suddenly realized that she needs to know some school skills since she didn't go to preschool. I don't believe she needed to go, but readying her for school might not be a bad thing. So this summer, I decided that I am going to take time with her on some educational internet sites using our hughesnet Michigan internet service.

She already enjoys watching videos on hulu and youtube. She enjoys playing games on and tells me to send messages to people on facebook. Through blogging with hughes internet, she has enjoyed getting to know other people and wants to visit them!

I have a very computer savvy little girl, but I think the time has come for me to actually help her to learn some basic skills. So this summer we will visit and other educational websites. I can be pretty protective about the internet even with our hughes internet service. However, I have decided that it can be a great tool as well in teaching basic knowledge.

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