POEMS FOR THE YOUNG
Product Type: Book & Audio (Hard Print & Audio CD)
Title of Book: POEMS FOR THE YOUNG
Editor: Moses Ayomikun Oladipupo
This book is a collection of poems especially for kids. The goal of its production is to teach kids how to read and to speed up their learning process while getting to know some useful poems. For this reason it also comes with an audio CD that children can listen to while they read. The audio has very good and accurate English pronunciations.
Apart from this, I suppose using poems to learn how to read is a great idea because of the use of rhymes in poems. One of the most tricky things about reading in English Language is the fact that words sometimes sound different from how they are spelt. In many languages, the moment you know the alphabet you should be quite able to read comfortably. However this is not true concerning English language. For example one of the rhymes I spotted in this book is “rise” and “eyes”. Though they sound similar yet their spellings vary completely. For this reason, helping children get acquainted with this tricky aspect of the language by means of rhymes is a great idea.
Asides these, the poems are carefully selected to be such as build character and teach about life generally. There are some amusing poems there too, but in all, they have a constructive effect on the minds of the young. I therefore recommend it to every single child out there.