I had good intentions of posting about National Poetry Month but one thing led to another and it's already the end of the month! However, it's not too late to experience some of the celebrations.
My favorite resource, by far, has been the blog Gotta Book's 30 Poets 30 Days. He has arranged to have a children's poet publish a brand new poem every day for the month of April. My two favorites I shared with the little ones at Laptime yesterday. They are Midnight Stray by Rebecca Kai Dotlich and Owl by Ann Whitford Paul.
Another resource I enjoyed were the librarians at the Orem Public Library. They helped me find great books of poetry for little ones. They also had a fabulous exhibit for Poetry Month (Put together by Kim, I believe.) The book Sammi loved the most is Pocket Poems. For the Laptime we read the last poem in this book that talks about having a picture in your pocket and a poem in your head. I gave them all a picture of the owl above to remind them of Ann Whitford Paul's poem. In fact, tomorrow, April 30 is Poem in Your Pocket Day. Find your favorite poem and then find a way to share it: on your blog, facebook, twitter, with little ones, friends, co-workers, complete strangers at the grocery store :) The possibilities are endless.
But don't forget today is Baskin Robbins 31 cent ice cream cone day. Here are the details:
Baskin Robbins 31 Cent Scoop Night
Wedensday April 29 5-10 pm
All 2.5 oz scoops just 31 cents!
Plus, Baskin Robbins is donating $100,000 to support the National Junior Firefighter Program.
Enjoy some delicious ice cream at an affordable price and support a good cause. It's a win-win!