This is coming from an English major in college. YES. Poetry is a necessity in your homeschool and here are 5 reasons why you need poetry for homeschool, and often.
Aren’t your kids tired sometimes? I mean, aren’t their brains tired. Aren’t their brains tired of calculations, computations, critical thinking, and subject struggles?
Poetry is like a calm for your homeschool day, with its patterns, rhythms, and sequences that create an art gallery of words for our children to explore.
Since poetry writings are fairly short texts, kids are more willing to tackle one instead of reading a whole other book. Aside from this children learn so much by reading poetry and this article helps you understand just how it manages to do that.
If you wish to learn more, read all about these 5 types of poetry and how you can teach them in your homeschool. You can also grab this FREE instant download that includes the following for each of the 5 different types of poetry:
- Poetry Templates
- Sample Poems
- Poetry Guidelines
- Poetry Notebooking Pages
Use the below resources to explore more of poetry in your homeschool:
Poetry for Kids: Robert FrostPoetry for Kids: William ShakespearePoetry for Kids: Walt WhitmanPoetry for Kids: Carl SandburgMagnetic Poetry – Kids Kit – Ages 5 and Up – Words for Refrigerator – Write Poems and Letters on The Fridge – Made in The USAThe Random House Book of Poetry for Children
From Homeschool 101, check out these 5 reasons you need poetry for homeschool shared by Everyday Graces.
Jeannette is a wife, mother and homeschooling mom. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is bi-lingual and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies for homeschoolers!