Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Exercising your tongue...wag...wag...wag

Poetry Quote of the day:

                   "Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words." - Edgar Allan Poe









Today we are going to be talking about the most fun kind of poetry of all...the tongue twister!  What is a tongue twister you may ask?  They are poems that usually tell a story using hard-to-say sounds and catchy rhythms but they don't necessarily rhyme.   They are challenging, fun and exciting all at the same time.  They are perfect for lightening the mood and a great icebreaker as well. Here are a few examples of twisters that you can try with your kids. (or your adult friends....shhhh....we won't tell)
















Here are some websites where you can find some fun tongue twisters to play with:

*gigglepoetry.com

*fun-with-words.com/long_poems

*alphadictionary.com/fun/tongue_twisters/english


Read on and read always and try not to get your tongue in a knot today!




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