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How to write poems

Write a poem in the sand

Children can write poems in all sorts of ways and in all sorts of places - they can find inspiration wherever they are.

In this video poet Joseph Coelho shows you and your child how to write poems in the sand, a fun activity taken from his book How to Write Poems. If you’re not going to the beach any time soon, you could also use mud in a garden or at the park.

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Whether your child enjoys writing poems or has never written one before, this section from Joseph Coehlo’s How to Write Poems can help. Download it and give it a go together!

Download the section taken from How to Write Poems by Joseph Coehlo, illustrated by Matt Roberts. Reproduced by kind permission of Bloomsbury Publishing.