Poetry and Children
What better way to learn and enjoy poetry than through children. A child's mind is full of imagination and joy. When you put a child together with poetry, it opens a world of vivid ideas and spoken expressions. Here you will find a delightful website that gives you many different children poems. Poems are an extraordinary way to express oneself. It gives you a way to convey and colorfully recite words in an imaginative and/or rhyming form.
There are so many different kinds of poems to share with children.
Mind your manners poems
Don't be a bully
Most poems are only a few lines long and not as lengthy as a research paper. Writing poems are much easier for kids to learn and to write. Below is a list of things a student can write poems about, per Bridget Frantz. A poem.....
- Can be about anything
- Can use few words
- Has a unique form and shape
- May or may not have rhythm and a beat
- Often ends with a punch
- Has a title
- May use invented spelling
- Let's us get to know the poet
- Is easy to create
- May be serious or humorous
Usually expresses important personal feelings
Why poetry and how to get started?
Poetry is truly an important tool. It allows kids to spread their imaginary wings and fly to destinations much further than the eye can see. Kids have the ability to write brillant poems about anything that comes to mind and anything that interests them. I've always heard that when you write about things you know, love and understand your writing seem more realistic and knowledgeable. It opens a world of free will-writing whatever excites, hurts or stresses them. Simply put, poems are those words that aren't easily spoken by mouth, but allows a person to openly express themselves.
Most kids are first introduced to poetry in school. If your child is really interested in poetry it may be beneficial to join a kid's poetry club. PBS is a great place to start for kids. Once their confident is strong and/or as their love for poetry grows;, I suggest entering a kid's poetry contest.