We went to a really neat poetry workshop for children this past weekend. Debbie Levy, author of Maybe I'll Sleep in the Bathtub Tonight and Other Funny Bedtime Poems, did a fun program with the children to enable them to discover the joy of poetry. She read some of her poems, played games and at the same time helped the group write their own poems.
We bought her book at the event which meant we even got her to sign it. It has been a favorite since the event. Froggy loves the language and it is special to her because she met the author. Ms. Levy gave each of the children a duck as a prop during the event and Froggy reads the poems to the duck often.
We also read I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed A Pie, based on a suggestion from Almost Unschoolers. We even made the old lady puppet and fed her as we read the poem. Froggy was thrilled with the project and continued to feed her puppet even after we finished reading the poem. Unfortunately she made off with the puppet before I could take pictures and now neither one of us can find it.
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