After reading this you are about to enter into a child’s book of imagination. Imagine yourself opening a door into the illustrations and you can feel the sun shining on your face. Standing and staring at the wintry landscape; feeding the squirrel acorns and having to sneeze because of allergies.
In this book there are different types of poems. Some you may be familiar with, some you may not. All the content of the poems is to help young children learn about the four different seasons; spring, summer, autumn and winter. Varying from acrostic to rhyming poems. As you can see from the title of this book; it is aimed for children. This book will challenge children to new words, different styles of poetry and a free verse form of a poem.
The reason for this child’s anthology is because it creates a barrier between a story and a poem. A poem is short, something that can be done in a day. Poems can vary in size; they could be one stanza or many stanzas. Throughout the poem you will identify rhymes, acrostics and free verse poetry. You will also identify the typography used for each poem and how certain words will attract your attention more than others. After reading all the poems you come to realisation on how every single colour used in the illustrations compliment the seasons.
Poems usually use devices such as meter and rhyme as an importance of a piece. The rhythm and rhyme allows the piece of work to stay in the minds of those who are reading. Poems are also a great way to improve on language skills and word association in children. It also develops their communication with others but also improves things within communication like pronunciation. Rhythm is also a good learning tool for young children to enjoy reading. Whilst kids learn to rhyme, they identify new words and also new uses for existing words. Poems will also help children develop their cognitive skills; rhymes and poetry allowing children to learn similar-sounding words that has a total different definition.
Poetry is also important for children for their physical development. Reading rhymes allows us to develop on our tongue and mouth movements especially when there is a word that is hard to pronounce. Rhymes also allow the speaker to know when to take a breath and know when to stop when reading a poem.
Poetry is a way of introducing different types of feelings to young children. Poetry will always be introduced into school lessons but having the extra push of learning how to rhyme and improving their language skills will give the young child an advantage before hand. The more poems they read and the more they like poems; it then encourages them to write some of their own. Reading poems at such young age prepares them for school; the way they communicate with their teachers and other students.
When reading you may think why are some seasons capitalised and why are some not. A capital letter should always be used at the start of a new sentence but it is known for that seasons should not be capitalised if it is used within a sentence. Spring, summer, autumn and winter are common nouns and not proper nouns. When a season is used generically within a sentence, it should be lower-case. The only exception is when a season is personified which means that the season is given a human quality.
Now that you know what you are about to encounter on this adventure, keep your mind wide open. By turning the page over, there will be directions of where to go. The door will already be open so there is no need for a key. Just remember that whatever you encounter, keep it quiet for others who may want to read it too. Last but not least, if you are finding trouble with certain words or finding a certain poem please go to the end of the book. Enjoy.