Don't worry, I am not getting paid or anything like that.
My post is not all about Quibblo, just reaching out to parents, aunties, uncles, grandparents, and caregivers about kids and teens, staying safe and young.
Allowing kids to be kids.
My nieces are 10 and 13, adorable little girls that have a love for books, quizzes, fan made stories. They asked me, their auntie to take a look at one of the stories each that they wrote. The stories were adorable, and age appropriate.
In 1980, I received my first diary. I still have it, and remember writing Fan Fiction about David Lee Roth's break from Van Halen, and his triumphant return. Imagination is not just about doll houses anymore.
Telling kids to go outside and play is great. But allowing them an outlet to be a "kid" online is also just as great. As a parent, it is my opinion that kids need such an outlet. Facebook, Myspace, even MyYearbook seems more about finding an online connection rather than just to play games and read kid stories.
I still however recommend to watch, and observe what they are looking at. I recommend that a parent is one of their friends. I know that is not always possible so auntie Kimmy, and cousin Alyssa will have to do. I am sure I could get uncle Rick on there as well!
Speaking of Rick, he is reading Twilight now! The girls, Alyssa, and I are thrilled that he wants to read them all by Breaking Dawn Part One in Nov 2011. We all went to Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Part 2 at midnight for the release. How cute is that??
I haven't done a full search on the site to tell you I approve 100%. I only looked at the quizzes my nieces took, and the friends they are friends with. They even let me know the email address they used and the password. I didn't ask for it. They offered it to me to ask me to edit their stories. TOO MANY!!! LOL!"S AND OMG!!!!
AND fyi on my Kimmy Sharing Light post above. I don't have a clue how a boy's mind works. Having a hubby that loves SCI-FI, XBOX, Cheesy movies, and SCI-FI, Dan Brown, and John Grisham books I would just keep trying new things until they have their outlet. My nephew is a huge computer gamer, WII, and anything Mario or Luigi. But he hasn't found girls yet. They found him, and the from what I hear from my sister in law, they call and want to hang with him all day. I might talk to him to see if the Quibblo thing would interest him. Last time I saw him his head was in the Lord of the Rings/Fellowship books, and completely in Middle Earth. Gotta LOVE that too!
I know I am ranting. But it's late Sunday. I have to work early, and I am stalling on another week!
Sharing light with Kimmy. Striving to create a path between the present course of events and a new course; leading to new outcomes.