Thursday, June 9, 2011

Poetry is for Kids!

I just read about J. Patrick Lewis, the new Children's Poet Laureate, and Julia Donaldson, the new children's laureate in the UK.  This got me thinking about how much I loved poetry as a kid, especially silly writers like Dr. Seuss, Shel Silverstein, and Jack Prelutsky.  Who are some other fun poets beloved by children? 

For more information about poetry for kids, check out some of these cool resources, articles and videos, available from the the Poetry Foundation.  Has anyone watched the HBO documentary A Child's Garden of Poetry?  It looks fantastic!

Enjoy a poem today!

-- Rebekah