The Importance of Teaching Poetry to Kids

“Poetry is an act of peace.” – Pablo Neruda
Today during National Poetry Month we offer a reflection on the place of poetry in our lives, and most specifically on the impact of poetry in our children’s lives. Thanks to our friends at Brightly for sharing this thoughtful piece by Matthew Burgess.

“At a time in their lives when standardization and constraints are increasing, poetry gives kids permission to take risks and push against ‘impossibilities’. ”
Source: The Importance of Teaching Poetry to Kids | Brightly