April 28, 2022

Take 5: Poetry Brain Breaks

Spark fun and creative thinking with short videos and activity bundles!

Janet Wong and Sylvia Vardell, Pomelo Books

Poetry can bring comfort and joy, reduce stress, and increase language learning. And it’s fun!  

Healthier Generation, Kohl’s Healthy at Home, and Pomelo Books are teaming up to bring students and families a special series of Poetry Brain Breaks. Every month, we’ll share a new poem with video read-alouds, resources, and activities for one-on-one or group sessions, in English or Spanish.  

Special thanks to our friends at Pomelo Books, publishers of The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations and more! 

“Pocket Poems™ Card” by Janet Wong 

Janet Wong, winner of the 2021 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children, and Pomelo Books co-creator Sylvia Vardell share their joy of rhyme and rhythm. 

Watch the read-aloud! 

Want to take this poem with you? Get the “Pocket Poems™ Card” activity bundle.

Pocket Poems™ Card

Want to read more? Check out "Good Luck Gold," a poem in English and Chinese, and "Campfire," both by Janet Wong! 

Discover more family-friendly resources that support whole child health at KohlsHealthyAtHome.org and Kohl's Healthy at Home en español.