Pick up a copy of The Music Lover’s Poetry Anthology at your local library or bookstore. Choose a few of the poems that you think your child would enjoy, then download some of the musical pieces by the composers that were the poets’ muses. Talk about some of your child’s favorite composers or artists. Do some biographical research to find out more about their lives. Then have your child create an original poem that is rhythmically similar to the tune (or part of the tune) of one of their pieces that talks about the artist/composer’s life.

Extra Credit: Enjoy Hip Hop Speaks to Children with CD: A Celebration of Poetry with a Beat with your child.

Enhances linguistic intelligence through poetry and a musical intelligence lens.

The Music of Poetry