Read poetry to your child. Include poetry as part of your reading repertoire and dont just stick to poems for children.
Share with your child any poem you know by heart, perhaps one of the many you may have memorized when you were at school.
Encourage your child to create poems about his feelings and his life. On special occasions, he can create poems for people as gifts.
Celebrate what your child makes. Post her poems on the fridge. Kids who know that their writing matters will keep on creating.
Buy poetry books for your child to match his interests. There are so many now, on almost every subject: baseball, basketball, rivers, friends, animals, etc. Return to the Power of Poetry: Using Verse to Give Kids a Voice.
Return to the Power of Poetry: Using Verse to Give Kids a Voice.