A Visit to William Blake’s Inn

I will admit to being a novice at poetry, and in fact, not a huge fan of it.  However, I am a fan of reading poetry aloud to children.  I think one of the reasons I didn't like poetry was because I only encountered it in school, which wasn't very fun. My favorite poetry is... Continue Reading →

Joyful Noise

If you would like to start reading poetry with your children, I would highly recommend starting with Joyful Noise by Paul Fleischman. In this book, Fleischman writes a number of poems about insects. Before you shudder and turn aside, give it a try!  I am not a huge fan of insects, but Fleischman treats the... Continue Reading →

It’s Thanksgiving

If turkey's thought, they'd run away A week before Thanksgiving Day, but turkeys can't anticipate, And so there's turkey on my plate. My children and I always enjoy a good rhyme from author Jack Prelutsky. In It's Thanksgiving, Prelutsky entertains readers with short and long poems about Thanksgiving.  Written for beginning readers, this book has... Continue Reading →

Bananas in My Ears

Over my toes goes the soft sea wash see the sea wash the soft sand slip see the sea slip the soft sand slide see the sea slide the soft sand slap see the sea slap the soft sand wash over my toes. Readers will find fun, rhyming poems, silly stories and funny illustrations in... Continue Reading →

A Child’s Introduction to Poetry

I am not a fan of poetry. I admit it, loud and clear!  In fact, I probably would never read my children poetry, except that it's scheduled into Sonlight, the home school curriculum we use.  And thankfully it is. A Child's Introduction to Poetry by Michael Driscoll is a relatively new offering by Sonlight.  I... Continue Reading →

I Pledge Allegiance

If the children in your life are anything like mine, they ask a lot of questions.  So many questions, that our first year of homeschooling consisted of me writing down my children's questions, going to the library to check out books which would answer those questions, and reading them to my children. I wish I... Continue Reading →

Shel Silverstein

I have never been a person who adores poetry.  In fact, I spent most of my childhood avoiding it - except for one author.  Shel Silverstein. Now that I'm older, perhaps wiser, I have read more poetry to my children than I have read in my entire life.  Poetry is beginning to grow on me.... Continue Reading →

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