Tuesday, April 2, 2013

April is National Poetry Month


By Leesa Ostrander


I am not a poet and dabble only in times where I need an outlet. I do however read poetry. Often.

I read poetry to my girls at night. We read Trixie Belden books and when one is finished we read a few nights of only poetry. I do have few favorites I read to them most nights of the week.

My favorite is Winken, Blinken and Nod. This poem is comforting to me and has a rhyme that the girls calm down to.

They also like when I read to them Nursery Rhymes. I like Ladybug, Ladybug. I like this one because it is the first one my oldest memorized from my mom teaching her. And my mom had it memorized from her mom, my Ga.

I think if I can help foster a love for words with my girls they will carry it on to their studies, families and help them remain creative.

Do you like poetry? What are your thoughts on the importance?

1 comment:

  1. I loved poetry when I was growing up and still do. Winken, Blinken, and Nod was one of my favorites. My mom read it to me over and over...along with the one that goes, "I love you Mother, said little Nell...can't think of the title off the top of my head. I love how you are passing on an appreciation for words! hugs~

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