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Benefits Of Reading And Writing Poetry


Did you know that introduction to poetry at an early age can have several advantages for your child’s development? So, what are the ways in which your child can benefit from reading and writing poetry?

Besides, being a source of leisure reading, poetry can have several therapeutic effects on the mind. Poetry helps children master a language by learning all its nuances. After all, great poetry is created by the greatest masters of a language.

Poetry tends to focus on life’s major moments. It benefits the child by improving the bond between parent and child. Parenting and poetry, if observed closely, can be intertwined. One needs inspiration to write poetry while inspiration is also a driving force that enables children to grow up with the right values. 

Of course, it goes without saying that poetry develops your child’s power of creative expression. Those who read poetry are also more likely to write good poetry. Writing poetry can help your child learn how to handle her emotions well by finding an outlet for it in poetry. Besides, poetry can also teach your child about many life skills and the ups and downs of life.

As The Atlantic puts it, “…poetry enables teachers to teach their students how to write, read, and understand any text. Poetry can give students a healthy outlet for surging emotions. Reading original poetry aloud in class can foster trust and empathy in the classroom community, while also emphasizing speaking and listening skills that are often neglected in high school literature classes.”

So encourage the little poet that is hidden within your child and see her touch new highs. To know in detail about the benefits children can derive from poetry reading and writing, flip through the pages of this ClipBook.


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