I have a list of elements about what makes a peaceful family life for children. One of them is this: “Someone to recite poetry every day, a new poem each week.”
It inspired me to purchase a compiled book of poems, and I feel we have found a lovely one. It’s Caroline Kennedy’s A Family of Poems: Favorite Poetry For Children. Many of the included poems she remembers from her childhood. The book contains works from the likes of Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, T.S. Elliot, William Butler Yeats, E. E. Cummings, and many more, along with beautiful illustrations. It’s amazing the trance that my children enter into when we read poetry. Something magical happens. This is a fantastic book for any child, or could make a great baby shower gift. Get it!!
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