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We start our school day with a few poems. It's the perfect way to ease into learning. My kids love our tradition and look forward to our poetry time. They're even starting to recognize many of the authors and their works.
I keep our poetry time very low-key. We sometimes have a very brief discussion about the poem; however, I chose to focus on the overall enjoyment of poetry rather than attempting to analyze it with them at these ages.
If you're looking for a few poetry books to start your own poetry time, here are a few of our favorites!