Flying Umbrellas & Red Boats: Children's Poetry and Activities

Flying Umbrellas & Red Boats: Children's Poetry and Activities

by Karen Gross


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This book was written to encourage a love of poetry in children (and their adult reading partners). The book promotes the realization that poems can be filled with humor, multiple meanings and reflect real life experiences through the lens of words and word play.

The activities accompanying the poetry are designed to encourage imagination and creativity and add fun to the reading of poems. The examples provided are of activities that can be done at home or school. New activities can be invented too.

These poems are meant to be read out loud. Their cadence is catchy and children can remember key words and phrases after one or two readings — read to them of course with a sense of drama and animated expression. Families can read aloud together — laughing and explaining as they go.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781605714394
Publisher: Northshire Bookstore
Publication date: 03/19/2019
Pages: 114
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range: 5 - 12 Years

About the Author

Karen Gross is an author, educator and storyteller. Previously, she was president of Southern Vermont College and served as a Senior Policy Advisor to the US Department of Education. Prior to that, she was a law professor for 2 decades. Currently, she is Senior Counsel to Finn Partners where she specializes in crisis management. An expert in trauma and disaster planning and relief, she is certified as a provider of PFA (Psychological First Aid) and enrolled in a clinical certification program in trauma at the Rutgers Graduate School of Social Work. She resides in Washington, DC, home to some fish and lots of swamps.

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