Benefits of Reading Poetry to Children
There are so many wonderful things that happen to children when they hear, read, and memorize poetry. We encourage you to dive into it with your kids and reap those benefits.
Whether you love it, hate it, or have already read it to your children but don’t know why, here’s why reading poetry with your children is so great.
Poetry fills the mind with new ways of communicating ideas, thoughts, and feelings. For children, who are daily learning and growing in this ability, that translates to both academic and emotional benefits.
When children read and memorize poetry:
- Develops vocabulary
- Expands communication skills
- Encourages creativity
- Improves critical thinking
- Promotes empathy
Learn more about Why Children Should Read & Memorize Poetry