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The Iowa Homemaker

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"Tell Me a Poem"...

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Of all the questions asked the nursery school teachers at Iowa State College, those regarding poetry are perhaps the least adequately answered. This may be due to the fact that nobody has done enough work with poetry to justify giving any kind of opinion regarding it. Most of these questions concern poetry books and sources of good poems. One parent asked, "Are there certain poems which fit a certain age?" and "When do you first give poetry to a child?" Others ask, "What is the best time of day to give poetry?" and "Of what value is poetry to a child?" Perhaps it is not impossible to help parents a little, if we tell of the things which we actually have done in the nursery school.

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