A Boy + a Poem = Fun

How to teach your kids POETRY in 2 minutes a day…

KIDS LOVE WORDS.

This I know.

KIDS LOVE HOW WORDS WORK AND HOW WORDS GET US TO THINK.

Take the words in the poem THE TEMPLE BELL by 18th century Japanese poet and painter Yosa Buson…


On the temple bell
Settles–and is sleeping–
A butterfly.

The poet gives us an image through his words. These are words that have traveled through time & space for centuries just to reach your eyes & ears… and the eyes, ears & soul of a child.

Children love words strung together.  They love your voice reading them, reciting them.

They love to think, to participate, to enjoy.

All it takes is your voice, your love, your enthusiasm, a little bell and a butterfly stick pin…

And they’ll never forget…

A Boy + a Poem = Fun was last modified: January 11th, 2012 by Sharon Couto
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A Boy + a Poem = Fun was last modified: January 11th, 2012 by Sharon Couto