Be cool, not cold.
Grow young, not old.
A Little Help
"The child is the father of the man."
If you want your children to become strong readers and writers, teach them poetry. Its playfulness appeals to all ages and will help them see the world imaginatively while expressing themselves uniquely.
Here are some poems, portraits, and activities to help make any gathering a poetic one. Try writing along with your students and have some fun yourself. Remember, we may not all be poets, but everyone has poetry.