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:
- The Cuckoo's Haiku and Other Birding Poems, by Michael J. Rosen
- Side by Side: New Poems Inspired by Art from Around the World, by Jan Greenberg
- Ivy in Bloom, by Vanita Oelschlager (This one is more of a picture book, but the author lists in the back of the book all the poems she referenced. She uses poetry from Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, Robert Browning, and others.)