Encourage your children to peruse the dictionary or thesaurus to find new words they’d like to use in their poems.
By Valle Dwight
Even kids who shy away from writing can’t resist composing poems, silly sentences, and short stories with magnetic poetry kits. When you make your own kit from scratch, you can up the fun factor by including phrases, names, and places that resonate with your children. They’ll learn about grammar and expand their vocabulary in no time!
Get ready: Practice your parts of speech
Sit down with the kids and come up with a list of words. This is an easy way to explain the parts of speech to them. Here’s a good starting point:
Make it happen: Get crafty with language
Now it’s time to create your literary magnets and unleash your kids’ inner Emily Dickinson — or Dr. Seuss.
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