Reading to our grandsons has taught us that the “social time” of reading is just as important as the reading itself — reading tells them they matter.
For Holly Smothers Grantham, Poetry and Tea Time with the boys is all about falling in love with words.
As Poem on Your Pillow Day approaches, we’ve rounded up 10 great Pillow Poems so you can bring the joy of poetry to someone you love.
If you say you’re not a poetry person, poet Tara Skurtu will not believe you. Find out why she believes everyone is a poetry person.
The poems of “Terrapin and Other Poems” by Wendell Berry contain an essential and childlike innocence; the illustrations by Tom Pohrt match that innocence.
A Poets and Poems review of Roger McGough’s “As Far As I Know, ” a collection of poems published last year that includes both serious and fun poems.
What makes for funny poems? Maybe the same things that make any writing funny. Enjoy a laugh and these ten funny poems.
Kimberlee Conway Ireton takes a toddler to the park and remembers a children’s poem while doing underdog pushes on the swing.
On this World Read Aloud Day, Kimberlee Conway Ireton give us 6 great benefits of reading aloud to our children.
Kimberlee Conway Ireton reads Llamas in Pajamas — and 10 great children’s poetry books — with her kids. In fleecy pajamas.
“Oh, my kids aren’t poetic at all, ” she said. “Prepare yourself for a big flop.” Ann Kroeker takes on the challenge of teaching poetry to children.
Ann Kroeker reflects on teaching poetry to her children through such simple routines and rituals as reading poetry at the dinner table.
Kimberlee Conway Ireton lets William Stafford’s poem “What’s in Your Journal” build a foundation of images and metaphors to talk poetry with children.