Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Share It : Poetry & Penmanship

Guest blogger, Jill T., is the mother of four boys.

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This summer, I am helping my kids memorize poems. To improve penmanship, I also have them copy out the poems. It's so fun to hear my children reciting the poems they're learning. I'm hoping to instill a love for literary beauty and a greater ability to memorize and retain information.

I have found some wonderful poety books at our local library (usually found in the non-fiction section). A few of our favorites are:

Writing the poems down helps the kids with both their memorization and their handwriting. This site has a good assortment of printable writing paper.

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