Introducing kids to poetry
In the Fall, I was lucky enough to get a visit from a cousin I rarely see but dearly love. She's a photographer and free spirit with grown children, always sharing her amazing insights and observations. She brought along a wonderful gift for my kids: an introductory book of poetry. I'm a great appreciator of literature, but I've never taken to poetry, I think because I've never taken the time to learn about it. Well, my kids love the book, and I enjoy reading it to them and learning more in the process.
Not long after the publisher of another poetry book geared toward kids got in touch, so I was inclined to investigate. Parenthacker Kara was kind enough to write the review:
Parent Hacks received a review copy of Poetry Speaks to Children, which turned out to be a pretty cool little book. It’s an excellent collection of children’s poetry with lively illustrations. The Parent Hacker interest here, though, is in the accompanying CD. I can see where it would have a lot of applications: reading to your children when you aren’t able to; support for beginning readers; a CD of adult voices to keep them company in their rooms at night. If you’re a fan of audio books, this is definitely something you’ll want to check out.
The reviews at Amazon are glowing, by the way.