We've recently discovered Shel Silverstein's website which is fun and inspiring. It is filled with Silverstein's illustrations turned into animation, which my girls love, too.
The site has the following:
- poetry activities and games for kids
- a list of all of his books with excepts read aloud (many times by Shel himself) and animation
- a bio about Shel himself
- lots of ideas for parents (and teachers) for encouraging poetry writing
After 10 minutes of Shel's site my girls were creating stories using creative, made-up names and plots for their stories, just like him. I can tell that the wheels are turning in Caroline's head. She is starting to get it, what poetry is.
What is your favorite poetry in your home?