Early this year some of our preschool children joined in writing their own poems as part of the young writer’s poem and creative writing competition.
They were then chosen to be published in the completed book, which we received our nursery copy of this week.
The children have been excited to hear their poems read and see their names printed in the book and talk about if their interests and favourites are the same.
There are lots of benefits of reading poetry. It can aid language development, build literacy skills, help children develop their memory and also encourage creativity. One particular reason why children should read poetry is it helps them develop their phonological awareness – how different words sound – which provides a solid foundation for reading.