National Great Poetry Reading Day

A day that honors the great poets of years past and of today, National Great Poetry Reading Day is the perfect time to spark your kids’ interest in writing literary creations of their own. Pick a few favorite poems to share with your family and open them to this unique form of self-expression. Not sure where to start? Let JumpStart provide you with a few helpful early learning resources and poetry-focused activities.

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After all, exposing your little learners to new types of writing styles will not only allow them to practice reading aloud but it will also give you the opportunity to explore more educational endeavors with them, outside of the classroom. Here are a few FREE and printable worksheets and activities to share with your poet to-be.

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With regular practice and encouragement, your child might find writing and reading poetry to be an interest that they would like to further explore. Not to mention poems can be used as memorable anecdotes in homemade cards or gifts for holidays!