This year I decided to run reviews of books of poetry from past years - this is my FOURTH year celebrating National Poetry Month! I will be sharing poems that I love and hope kids will love too.
I found this thoughtful quote from children's book author and poet J Patrick Lewis, the newest National Children's Poet Laureate taking the helm from the wonderful Mary Ann Hoberman. If you need a good reason to read poetry with your children, here it is:
Children rarely gravitate to poetry on their own. It’s an acquired taste. They must be introduced to it early and often by their teachers and parents, the critical influences in their lives.