Children absolutely love sounds that flow, float, sizzle and slide off the tongue. It helps to make words attractive. Beauty is in poetry. (The four poems inside the pictures are Mr. Shel Silverstein creations, true inpiration for Papa Green Bean.)
Poetry does not have to rhyme
Prose can be beautiful lines.
All you need is paper, pencil, and time.
The lovely and talented Amy Heath writes a blog Unraveling Y . She is currently in her second year of writing one acrostic poem a day. Now here is a really cool aspect of her fun poetry challenge. She willingly accepts readers words for future poems. Amy adds her own title but always gives full credit to the word's originator. It would be a lovely exercise to explain to your child that their word will be made into an acrostic poem and published! Just click on the link above. I gave Amy the word, foible, defined as -
Foible: a minor weakness or eccentricity in someone's character.
"they have to tolerate each other's little foibles".
Over, under, everywhere.
Yearning, learning, joy.
"Babbling baby's beautiful banter bubbles n' brushes beyond"
Happy imaginating and creating, Papa Green Bean