What to Read This Summer: Poetry for Children
Reading to children from birth is an important part of introducing them to language, building vocabulary and a lifelong love of reading. Even very young children can benefit from reading and hearing poetry. While it’s sing-song nature is soothing, poetry can also help children learn about phonemic sounds, build vocabulary and encourage creativity – all important in building literacy skills.
If your ready to give poetry a try, here are some of our favorite poetry books for children of all ages.
Among a Thousand Fireflies by Helen Frost
Follow Follow: A Book of Reverso Poems by Marilyn Singer
Hard-Boiled Bugs for Breakfast by Jack Prelutsky
Here’s a Little Poem: A Very First Book of Poetry compiled by Jane Yolen and Andrew Fusek Peters
Hi, Koo!: A Year of Seasons by Jon J. Muth
Love That Dog by Sharon Creech
Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature by Joyce Sidman
The Tale of Custard the Dragon by Ogden Nash
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
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