Poetry provides a wonderful opportunity for your child to practice rhyming, understand syllables, and experiment with writing styles. In particular, limericks are a great way for an aspiring poet to dive into the bright new world of poetry! Limericks are funny poems with a simple structure that your little poet will be able to master easily!
Encourage your child to write a funny poem about Dad, express his dislike for homework assignments, or share why he thinks dessert should be served at every meal. Experimenting with funny lines and phrases that fit the limerick structure will keep your child focused on the poem as if it were a puzzle, rather than a writing assignment.