Because of my father and his role in the local literary scene, I was very lucky to grow up with poetry as part of my life. But for most kids, that isn't the case.
As an adult, I am so very grateful for my exposure to poetry at an early age. I wanted to pass on some info about a relatively new poetry resource that you probably haven't heard about yet. You might want to check it out with your kids.
The recently opened Poetry Foundation is a resource for all Chicago families. On Wednesdays from 11:00 -11:30 a.m., The Poetry Foundation welcomes children age five and under to a weekly story time event that introduces poetry through fun, interactive readings and games. On Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m., the Poetry Foundation Library is open exclusively to young people and their guardians. Librarians are on hand to help visitors select from more than 3,000 volumes of poetry for children.
For more information, visit poetryfoundation.org or call 312/787-7070.
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