Did you know that April is National Poetry Month? It’s a month-long celebration of poetry created by the Academy of American Poets.
Just as poetry plays an important part in our culture, rhyming plays an important role in phonemic awareness. When kids can recognize and make rhymes, they’re developing an important pre-reading skill. Kids will use this skill later on as they begin to recognize similar letter patterns and word families. So this month, make a special place for rhymes and poetry. Stay tuned for more on National Poetry Month!