Okay. So I didn’t really do any research to back up that claim, but I’m going to go with common mom sense and say it anyway.
Because anything that gets a 7 year old thinking metaphorically and descriptively in order to write something after being given a topic is just super awesome.
It’s certainly different from doing math drills and pouring over grammar rules. Right?
Poetry frees the mind. For a kid, it’s a break from the norm. It’s an outlet for expressing feelings without fear of offending, being wrong, or not being good enough.
In poetry, all feelings, thoughts, and ideas are valid. Encouraged in fact – and are just yelling to be shared.
That’s why I’m so excited for Galit Breen’s new project. In conjunction with Unbound Content, she has called for poetry submissions from 6-18 year olds to publish an anthology of children’s poetry (and artwork)!
A Call for Submissions!
Who: Writers and artists, ages six-eighteen.
What: Original poetry and artwork inspired by the theme DREAM.
When: Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis. As soon as we have enough content for a complete anthology, submissions will close.
Every writer and artist will be responded to, and everyone whose work is accepted will receive a contributor copy, because PUBLISHED AUTHORS need to hold their books in their hands.
How: Submissions should be sent to Galit (the series editor!) at galit breen @ gmail . com
More How: Submissions should include-
- The full text of the poem or a jpg photo of the artwork
- An author photo
- A two-three sentence “About the Author“
- And a permission sentence such as, “I (name of parent) am the parent of (named child) and grant permission for (title of work), created by (named child), for the Dreams vox poetica anthology to be published by unbound CONTENT.”
Now, it’s your turn. Tell your little (or not so little) ones to think DREAM - and write or draw their hearts out….