Benefits of children's poetry

Poetry it is the manifestation of beauty or aesthetic feeling through the word, either in verse or prose, although it usually refers to poems and compositions in verse. Rhyme is the similarity or equality of sounds between two or more words from the last stressed syllable; especially, the one that occurs between the final words of the verses of a poem.

Children's poetry is poetry written for children. It is a perfect tool to bring children closer to the world of letters and a very valuable means of acquiring knowledge in a fun way, since for them it is like a game. Discover its benefits.

It is very important to start with short rhymes, that the language is very simple, attractive, and appropriate to their age so that children understand the message, whether to transmit values, specific content, or simply to have a good time with a story fun and cause a smile.

1. Stimulate the imagination: Children are attracted to the musicality and rhythm of poetry, and through them the imagination, taste and habit of reading that are so important in their later learning are stimulated.

2. Teaches vocabulary: They are a perfect resource for them to learn vocabulary and get to know the environment that surrounds them, they also help to learn more easily the concepts and contents with which we want to work.

3. They exercise memory: They are easy to memorize and the little ones are delighted to do so, especially if we encourage them to dramatize by making small theaters or to dress up as some of the characters. How many adults remember poetry learned in childhood? The poetry they recited for Mother's Day, the first song they learned in kindergarten, surely we all have some in mind.

4. Improve oral expression: Through poetry, oral expression is exercised, since it helps to acquire more vocabulary that the child can use when speaking.

5. They work the sensitivity: allow to deepen the meaning of emotions.

6. Activate creativity.

7. They transmit values: They intervene in social learning, values ​​such as solidarity or tolerance are transmitted, and different emotions are learned that are very beneficial for children, such as relationships and affective bonds that they know very early through lullabies and nursery rhymes.

8. They can be tools to work on the child's psychomotor skills. With a poetry you can work on body expression, coordination and balance exercises, postural changes and the sense of walking. You just have to dramatize what he is saying and accompany the reading with body movement.

Crocodiles dressed

with skirts and pants,

going through the jungle

they do great excursions.

Climbing up with great effort

they climb a mountain,

it's the first excursion

and they do it in the morning.

In a forest full of trees

they hang from large branches,

and with two naughty monkeys

they swing eagerly.

With his friends the toads

they have started to play,

they imitate them by jumping,

What fun it is to jump!

Holding on to their tails

by a bridge over the river,

go through fun

and they have lost their balance.

After swimming for a while

they wallow in the mud,

They look like croquettes

wrapped in breadcrumbs!

Lying on the riverbank

they have sunbathed,

tomorrow already rested

They will go hiking again.

To finish I leave you a phrase by Pablo Neruda: 'On Earth, before writing and printing, there was poetry'.

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