My Interactive Alphabet in Verse with Shape Poems Activities and Answers

(For young children three to five years old)

by Patsy Dunstan



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/02/2024

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 390
ISBN : 9798369408551
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 390
ISBN : 9798369408568
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 390
ISBN : 9798369408575

About the Book

This workbook uses poetry, an art form as old as time itself, to awaken and motivate young minds to the joy of reading. It is written for young children ages 3 to 5 years old. What better way to introduce young children to the letters of the alphabet, the backbone of the English language, than through poetry. Young children are fascinated with verse and learn them effortlessly. In one section of the workbook, the author also introduces shape poems to children. The alphabet poems and shape poems are followed by questions. This combination of poems and questions provides a meaningful experience for young children as they are also learning about sound, building vocabulary, learning to be more creative, developing critical thinking skills and enhancing fluency. The activities in this workbook allow children to practice and reinforce basic skills. This workbook is also an effective tool for older children for whom English is a second language. This workbook can become your child’s companion at the park, laundromat, home, on the bus, train, car or even on vacation. Let’s consciously promote a healthy learning experience for our children and help them become lifelong READERS.

About the Author

The author, Patsy Dunstan, could be described as a seasoned educator who has worked with children of all ages for over fifty years. She has taught in Jamaica, The Bahamas and the United States. She has a wealth of experience in igniting the flame in her students for knowledge, resulting in confident and successful students. The author herself fell in love with verse at a young age, a love that has remained with her throughout her life. She agrees with the poet laureates of the United States who are strong advocates of exposing children from an early age to poetry. In Joseph Brodsky’s own words, 1987 Nobel Prize winner in Literature and Poet Laureate of the US from 1991 to 1992, “Poetry must be available to the public in far greater volume than it is.” The author uses this workbook Interactive Alphabet in Verse with a variety of poems, to give children the opportunity to become phenomenal readers and successful individuals. She sees it as her responsibility to help foster a love for reading in children. Poetry is the key to joy-filled learning.