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April is National Poetry Month!

Sharing poems and songs with your preschool-aged children helps get them ready to read. Nursery rhymes and nonsense verse are especially great in the way they expand children’s imaginations, and tickle their funny bones. When you sing or say a rhyme, your child learns that words are broken up into syllables. Think about how words are broken up in “Mary Had A Little Lamb” and “The Itsy Bitsy Spider.” Now you know what a syllable is!

Here are some books, available at your local Free Library of Philadelphia location, which feature poems, songs, and rhymes for preschool children.

The Neighborhood Mother Goose by Nina Crews

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by Jane Cabrera

Here’s a Little Poem: My Very First Book of Poetry by Jane Yolen

Dancing Feet by Lindsey Craig

Diddle, Diddle, Dumpling by Tracey Campbell Pearson

Itsy Bitsy Spider by Annie Kubler

Pat-a-Cake and Other First Baby Games by Tom Brannon (Sesame Beginnings)

Tanka Tanka Skunk by Steve Webb

Tags: Children's books, Poetry, Pre-K, early literacy

Stars twinkle, shimmer, and flicker in this new picture book.
Stars twinkle, shimmer, and flicker in this new picture book.
Little John went to bed with his trousers on!
Little John went to bed with his trousers on!
Sing and sign this classic kids' song.
Sing and sign this classic kids' song.
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Mon, April 15, 2013
Great choices!
Rachel - Philadelphia
Sun, May 12, 2013
Love this list! Tanka Tanka Skunk is one of my favorites - so much fun!
Meg - Northeast Philly
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