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Shared Reading: Poetry

When children listen to and recite poetry, rhymes and songs from a very young age, they begin to develop and build many literacy skills. They hear the sound of language and the rhythm of words, which will assist them in learning to read and write. Most importantly, the rhythm and rhyme help them develop a love of language.


Bud-e has two poetry books, Don’t Stand under a Fu Fu Tree and If I Had a Dragon. Each book has 11 simple poems that beginner readers will easily be able to commit to memory.

Bud-e poems will help children: 

  • explore words and word meanings

  • practise high-frequency sight words

  • develop phonological awareness

  • develop a love of language.

Written by Jill Eggleton

softcover > 245 mm x 245 mm

24 pages

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