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April is National Poetry Month. Celebrate by reading and/or writing 30 poems in 30 days or trying the activities suggested below. You can also visit your local library for resources, ideas, and programs.
Pre-K and K:
(Most preschoolers have already been exposed to nursery rhymes since they are such a classic part of childhood. They help children develop the pre-reading skill of phonemic awareness (the ability to focus on and manipulate individual sounds in words) because they are full of rhyme, rhythm, sounds, and syllables.)
1st and 2nd:
3rd and Up:
Sometimes poetry is overlooked in favor of other forms of literature. Take advantage of National Poetry Month to explore a vast array of different types of poems and the variety of emotions and ideas they convey.