April is poetry month and a very good reason to switch up your read aloud with some poetry. It’s pleasing to the ear, it takes a different kind of listening and it’s a different literary format for them to learn about. All good.
I grew up on A Child’s Garden of Verses which remains wonderful, but there are so very many other terrific poetry books for kids. My next favorite, with my kids, were the nonsense poems such as ‘Jabberwocky’; they need to be a little older for these.
Explore this marvelous literary medium with your kids during Poetry Month.