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 a fantastic response from Lorna Gutierrez.
Making a poem is a great exercise for the imagination
I believe exposure to poetry and lyrical books, from a variety of authors, is key. Also, encouraging independent thinking, in a fun way, helps children exercise their own creative muscles. One activity I like to do with my children is an entertaining game of making up a story or a poem together. I do a sentence or a verse, then they do one, and so on and so forth. It’s very fun to see what we come up with and it’s a great exercise for the imagination.
Lorna Gutierrez is the author of our upcoming book Dare.
- Read Lorna’s response to our Music & Storytelling campaign
- Check out other responses to our poetry campaign here, here, here, here and here
- Read Eloise Greenfield explain how Thinker began
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