Thursday, November 25, 2010

thanksgiving

I'm spending time with my family for Thanksgiving and so far the highlight has been writing poems with my young niece. At Bookmania I met Isabel Campoy and purchased her book, Pio Peep! with English and Spanish nursery rhymes:


I bought it mostly as a keepsake, but was delighted when my niece picked it up and started to read it with interest. We enjoyed it so much that we began to write our own poems:


My good friend Elaine has always advocated poetry to me as a great way to encourage reading and writing with kids, and now I completely believe it. It's created a Thankgiving memory I'll always remember with happiness.

4 comments:

Beach Mama said...

Maybe y'all can collaborate and create an English/Chinese poetry book for kids????

Kristen said...

This is great - love the poems! Happy Thanksgiving Grace!

Linda Austin said...

The poems are so cute! Saved my kids' poems and they are fun to look at years later.

Grace Lin said...

I know, I love these poems! An English/Chinese poetry book is a good idea...thinking...thinking...