Monday, April 28, 2014

April is a Poetry Month, and today I am featuring ideas from After School Link Up on how to foster love of poetry in kids.
10 Ways to Foster Love of Poetry in Kids

Poetry Memorization Printables

1. Wildflower Ramblings shares beautiful recitation cards that will help children memorize beautiful short poems.11 Poetry Cards from Wildflowe Ramblings
2. Teach Beside Me shares 16 poetry memorization cards that can be used during calendar time.
Poetry Memorization Cards from Teach Beside Me
3. Are We There Yet offers a set of Louis Stevenson’s Poems to read and color

Teaching Kids to Write Poetry

4. Vicky Arnold gives great tips on introducing acrostic poetry to kids with a free printable to go with her post.
5. Teach Beside Me wrote a post on haiku poetry with kids – something that we so far failed to grasp here!
6. Afterschool Link Up co-host Measured Mom has a terrific post about writing color poems with kids. It made me want to get the books she recommends and try a color poem as soon as possible.
7. Another After School Link Up co-host Mama Smiles: Joyful Parenting shares name acrostic poems from her kids.
Name Poems from Mama Smiles

Poetry Books for Kids

8. I am giving a lot of thought to my poetry book selections after daughter told me that poetry is boring.
Poetry for Kids Who Don't Like Poetry from Planet Smarty Pants
9. Creekside Learning shares her favorite poetry books. We read only 2 out of her 10 selections!
10. What Do We Do All Day has an incredible variety of book lists. She also had an April Poetry Challenge going on her blog with beautiful poems to print and read. Here is her list of Poetry for a Diverse World.

Come Back Tomorrow for More Poetry

Mother with children read book
Tomorrow I will be sharing another poetry book that we discovered in April in the post for Poppins Book Nook. As a hint, this book has something to do with Poppins Book Nook theme of the month, which is Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. In the meantime, hop over to Poppins Book Nook and find out what everyone is sharing today!

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maryanne @ mama smiles said...

What a great collection of ideas! Thank you for sharing our simple acrostic poems.

Ticia said...

I agree this is a great collection of ideas!

Dianna@The Kennedy Adventures said...

Awesome ideas! We featured this wonderful post over on The Thoughtful Spot this week - thank you!