Pablo Neruda, Poet of the People by Monica Brown
In April, Kinder students are working on Poetry.
If you were not able to attend the Kindergarten Morning Meeting on Friday, you can see my presentation here.
Poems are beautiful examples of how our language can create magical ideas and amazing thoughts with just a few words. A great way is to read lots of examples of poetry
Why Does Your Child Need Poetry?
When read aloud, poetry is rhythm and music and sounds and beats.
Young children may not understand all the words or meaning, but they’ll feel the rhythms, get curious about what the sounds mean and perhaps want to create their own. Poetry can allow kids to paint sketches of their lives, using metaphor, imagery and symbolic language to describe experiences, or parts of themselves. Poetry allows kids to put language to use and maybe break rules along the way.
If these books are already checked out, please let me know and I can reserve them for you.
Poetry: Stories Written as Poems
A Hen, a Chick and a String Guitar By Margaret Read MacDonald
The Sound of Day. The Sound of Night By Mary O’Neill
The Quiet Way Home By Bonny Becker
Freedom in Congo Square by Carole Boston Weatherford
All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon
Poetry: Books of Poems
Dear Hot Dog by Mordicai Gerstein
Lunch Money And other poems about school by Carol Diggory Shields
Firefly July Selected by Paul B. Janeczko
Flutter & Hum Animal Poems by Julia Paschkis
Sail Away by Langston Hughes
Hi, Koo by Jon J. Muth
Poetry: Books about Poets
Enormous Smallness A story of e. e. cummings by Matthew Burges
Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People By Monica Brown