Saturday, November 18, 2006

Children's poet laureate

Did you know America had one? I didn't until this week, and had never heard of Jack Prelutsky. Poetry Foundation did a wonderful thing for the state of American poetry when this year they named Prelutsky our first Children's Poet Laureate. Teachers, take note and google his name to find lots of resources for teaching poetry to children. We need to create a new generation growing up with the love of the word.