Poems to Learn to Read By provides parents and teachers of young children with tools to support their emerging language and literacy. Poems to Learn to Read By is a collection of poems that children from birth to school age will enjoy with adults. From humorous to informative to evocative, some poems tell stories while others simply play with sounds and words. The poems address the interests, feelings, and questions of young children and lend themselves to acting out, singing, chanting, or choral reading. Readers also will find ideas on how to use the poems to strengthen children’s language, build their literacy skills, help them manage strong emotions, and enhance their relationships.