At Educate LLC, we understand that every course a school teaches is an essential part of a child’s education and what helps mold them into the adults they will become. The arts, and more specifically poetry, sometimes get overlooked by budget makers and politicians. Sadly, that is some of the most important subject matter that a child needs to develop into a balanced, mature human being. Poetry helps us get to know each other as a community. With its symbols, imagery, and metaphors, it allows us to more or less paint a sketch of our lives using words.
When poetry is supported by technology, it fosters emotional learning and social skills to build resilience in children. English language learners benefit from poetry and receive assistance in developing the skills a child needs to develop listening and speaking. Poetry is more than written words – it is sounds, and music, and beats, and a rhythm. Even if a child doesn’t understand every word of a poem, they can feel it as it is read.