I am a big fan of both poetry and children, and now is the time to celebrate them both — April is National Poetry Month! To help parents, I’ve compiled some excellent web resources for children’s poetry (reading and writing) below.Also here’s one of my favorite poems ever: Eating Poetry by Mark Strand. Mark passed away last year, but this poem of his lives on, and it is a great reminder of the joy of reading (and eating) poetry. Eating Poetry is one of the first poems I remember reading and completely loving. It makes several leaps of metaphor that just make perfect sense to me, and it has left me hungry for more poetry ever since.
If you’ve got other resources to add, leave them in the comments below.
POEMS TO READ (BY ADULTS, MOSTLY):
POEMS TO READ (BY KIDS, MOSTLY)
HOW TO WRITE POEMS WITH KIDS