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Wow. Dd9 LOVES Linguistic Development Through Poetry Memorization!


Tracy in Ky
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It arrived yesterday. Dd pounced on it and began memorizing the poems immediately. She is having a blast and has already memorized the first four almost perfectly and has started on the fifth. I am amazed. Taking the advice of another poster, I suggested that she illustrate the poems; she loves doing that.

 

Reciting the poems is great fun for her as well. One poem is about stewed celery. I have some soup cooking upstairs with a stalk of celery in it, and she quotes the poem while lifting the limp celery out of the pot. :lol:

 

Thanks so much to everyone who posted about this program. It is a delight!

 

Blessings,

Tracy

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My kids love it too although now my older dd is adding her own selections instead of just what was chosen. I'm glad you are enjoying it too. and of course I always have to put extra celery in my soups now just so that the youngest can recite the poem and eat it - who knew poetry would get kids to eat veggies? :)

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Aw heck - I just spent all my money on MCT stuff - is this really $65?!

 

We've done poetry memorization sporadically, but my kids (and I) are all very, very auditory and having something with a CD component would be great.

 

Is there somewhere I could see a table of contents of what poems are included? How does this program work on a daily or weekly basis? I looked up an old thread and people said they were listening to the CD daily in the car or over breakfast - it doesn't get old?? How do you assign what to memorize and in what time frame?

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A How does this program work on a daily or weekly basis? I looked up an old thread and people said they were listening to the CD daily in the car or over breakfast - it doesn't get old?? How do you assign what to memorize and in what time frame?

I didn't get the CD, just the booklet of poems. It has a chart of some sort in the front that has a recommended memorization and practice schedule, but I'm no good at following directions.

 

I just pull out the book, and have the kids go over it while I'm eating breakfast - they eat before me. The youngest can do about four lines at a time. I don't put a time frame on it, we just repeat until learned. We practice all of the poems they know as needed - they take turns on the early once since they both know them. We spend about 15 - 20 minutes going over poetry. It is amazing how much they can memorize and retain. I think of it at morning mental calisthenics. DD8 learned Jabberwocky last year and didn't practice over the summer - she still knew it when school started.

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