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Tiny Owl’s Children & Poetry campaign continues

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Poetry can have a profound and almost magical effect on people. One line of a poem can transport us to somewhere else entirely. Writing and reading poetry can help children develop empathy skills, aid literacy, and is fun! With the launch of our latest poetry book Thinker: My Puppy Poet and Me we have started a campaign to explore ways that we can encourage children to get involved with poetry. If you’re a parent, teacher or poetry lover then we hope that this campaign will help inspire you to bring amazing poetry to children.

We contacted children’s poets and experts and asked them:

How can we encourage children to discover and embrace poetry for themselves?

We have fantastic responses from Joelle Taylor and Joshua Seigal 

Joelle Taylor: 

Joelle Taylor

Giving children power to create poetry allows them to imagine the world

If we help children to find the power to create their own poetry, that will lead them to other poems and other ways of imagining themselves and the world.

Joelle Taylor is an author, performer, and the founder and artistic director of SLAMbassadors UK. 

Joshua Seigal: 

We can encourage children to read and share poetry with each other

Joshua Seigal

We can encourage children to explore a wide variety of texts, and embrace various media including the spoken word. We can encourage children to read and share poetry with each other, and to experiment with writing their own pieces. We can also invite professional poets into schools to give children a first-hand experience of poetry in action.

Joshua Seigal is an award-winning poet, performer and educator based in the UK. 



  • Check out other responses to our poetry campaign herehere, here, here
  • Read Eloise Greenfield explain how Thinker began

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