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April is National Poetry Month – Let’s Celebrate!

April is the perfect time to discover the magic of poetry with your children. This National Poetry Month, explore language, literature, and the world through the eyes of the great poets. Poetry is an excellent way to spark creativity and bolster essential skills.

Easy Ways to Incorporate Poetry:

  • Read aloud: Share the joy of poetry by reading aloud with your children.
  • Discuss and connect: Talk about the poem’s meaning and how it makes your children feel.
  • Inspire creativity: Encourage them to illustrate a favorite poem.
  • Memorize and recite: Help them memorize poems they love – a fantastic memory-boosting activity!
  • Explore different forms: Discover the amazing variety of poetic forms, from haikus to sonnets.
  • Get creative: Have fun writing your own poems together!

Remember to check your local library for special National Poetry Month events.

“The figure a poem makes. It begins in delight and ends in wisdom…” ~ Robert Frost

Keep the Benefits Going: After the Poetry Month celebration is over, continue the fun with a weekly poem. Learning poetry strengthens memory skills, expands vocabulary, and teaches children how to analyze language playfully.

So, if you haven’t already, add some poetry (and memory skills) into your homeschool days. As a favorite poet, Robert Frost said, “The figure a poem makes. It begins in delight and ends in wisdom…”

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Enjoy celebrating National Poetry Month!