Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Coincidence? I think not.

So, I just went to - a blog called out in my newly added blog roll, and saw that it was updated not once by TWICE on Oct. 29. A blog that I remind you has not been updated since MAY. A mere three days after I add her to my blog roll, and point out her obvious failing and that she never updates her blog.

Do you think THIS BLOG is the reason she started blogging again or is it just coincidence?

No poem of the day today. The kids are still in their anti-poetry phase. Philistines.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Some interesting developments

ok, so i just added a 'blog roll' to the blog! hurray for progress! thanks so much to AVL (aka EotP) for encouraging us to take on this feat. we did it!

and, in doing this, stumbled across something perhaps even more fascinating... the "person" helping me put up the blog roll (a blogger in his own right too!) thinks this blog about toddler poetry lessons is not as good as my "other" blog, which is about trying to teach my dumb-ass (yet loveable) husband not to be such a clown.

So, I'll let my readers decide do you like my other blog, instructions for mike, more or less than this one? you can comment here or there (you can comment anywhere)

I'll tally the votes and let you know the winner in the next few days.

Update for all the TPCers out there - you will not believe this!

You are not going to believe what happened today! So, even though I was set to resume poetry education for my two- and four-year-old on Monday, I thought I'd treat them to a little vacation poetry while we are away this weekend. So, as we're walking out the door this morning, I say, "girls you can pick-out a poetry book to bring on vacation." Now, I'm expecting a little debate, perhaps even consternation, as they try and choose between the Ginsberg, Dickinson, Auden and Nash they both love so much, but instead Molly says: "Oh no, no... I don't want any poetry on vacation."

I was floored. What toddler does not want to read poetry on vacation? So, I was going to have a special vacation poem installment, but it looks like we will need to wait until Monday for our regular poem of the day.

So I just want to ask all you TCPers out there - how this ever happened to you? Is it really possible for a toddler not to want to read poetry? I'm interested to hear if this has happened to anyone.

And BTW, our vacation is FANTASTIC. So maybe Molly was right, we could live without our daily dose of poetry for a few days.

Friday, October 26, 2007

GREAT news

WOW!!!! We did it!!! Not that I had any doubt that the TPCers would, because the toddler poetry movement is one of the biggest out there! And yes, our blog description at Eye on the Prize is now WAY more accurate. It reads, in full:

my sister's toddler poetry blog.

how AWESOME is that????

i cant believe it. one day. we. did. it. made a major change, just by the fact of our many voices working together. wow. wow. wow.

tomorrow I'M gonna add one of these blog rolls to MY blog, and guess whose gonna be the very first blog I link to???

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Good News, and Some Bad News

Ok, I've got some good news -and bad news- to share with all the other members of the toddler poetry community (TPCers) First, the good news - we've been added to someone's blog roll!!!!!! It's called Eye on the Prize, looks like it is by a writer living in New York, who goes to a lot of restaurants. He has some cool photos up, so you should check it out. And it's really exciting that this really cool blog is linking to me, of all the blogs out there. I can't believe it!!! I never thought this little blog would get so big, but it has. YAY!!!

Now, here's the bad news. Our description is "never undated blog." CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?????

So please, please, please everyone take a minute to go to Eye on the Prize at and leave a comment (or two!) that we are not NEVER updated. We are RARELY updated! And, then we'll get that changed to SOMETIMES updated! Then, to frequently, practically often! Or even fairly often!

So, everyone, let's go!!!! We can do it!!!! GO TPCers!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Sorry for the long time with no posts

It seems like a while since the poetry curriculum has been posted here for all of you also implementing toddler poetry at your home schools, and I apologize. The last month has been spent undertaking a pretty massive overhaul of the home school here. After reading a very compelling article in the NYT about the Reggio method - one aspect which is to expose kids to lots of beautiful things - I've put the poetry lessons on hold to redecorate our apartment, which previously resembled a crack den, and that is a generous description about the domicile. We now have a much improved space, ready for the little poetesses to learn and flourish in, so be sure to check back in on Monday when our poetry lessons start up again. Can't wait! Hugs to everyone! :)