Parenting 101-Celebrate National Poetry Month with Your Children

There’s a better way to tip your hat on the 14th poem month than Jack Prelutsky’s poem for the first Children’s Poet Award winner.

As soon as Fred comes out of bed

As soon as Fred comes out of bed

His underwear goes to his head.

His mother "should not laugh

There is nowhere to wear underwear! "

But near his ears, above his brain,

This is where Fred’s underwear remains.

At night when Fred goes to bed


He pulled it out of his head.

His mother turns off the light

Sleep gently, "Good night! Good night!"

And for reasons no one knows

Fred’s underwear goes to his toes.

Children and others love his work. It is natural. What better time to congratulate him and other children’s poets than now?

For example, Thad Krasnesky. This army major has served in Iraq and is currently an instructor at West Point and writes a try. On his credit: Always found my way and That cat can’t stay.

And he judges the protest contest 2010 for a poem in progress now I was asked to do it. We offer poems from 5 to 12 years old per child. The deadline is April 15th, so do not delay. For more information, please visit their website.

Befriend the great people of other poems such as Shell Silverstein, Bruce Lansky, and Lee Bennett Hopkins. But don’t stop there. Google or Bing is a way to find many other people who write poems for young people. And once you and your child get into the poetic frame of mind, take out a piece of paper and a pencil and circulate your own poem.

I recommend following Shelly Tucker’s leader to help you get started. Painting of the sky: writing poetry with children Provides the following suggestions.

1. "If you give something human like a voice or heart, the object will look like a person.

2. Write the name of the object, color, emotion or idea. You can name things you can touch and see, like a can opener or sky. You can even name ideas like hope and peace. "

She continues to give examples like this:

When done, just pick the line that two people like best and knit it into one, two, or three. Remains. Think of your tongue, elbows, mouth, and ears. It’s a poem!

While you do it, keep your own poem close by while waiting for the improvised moments of poetic inspiration.

So, like everything said, as soon as we start. It is natural and poetry to end. This is another Poet Winner and your child will want to know: Andres Fusek Peters.



Story Weaver

Five fever

Bad joke

Ten decibels

Wearer of baggy clothes

Letters of pocket money


Nightmare Outcast

The wounded heart disappears

A bear hug

Biscuit Murger

Squash worries

Noisy silencer

Mowing the lawn

Smile sower

Soccer shoes

Sad fashion

It’s not half bad