Writing Prompt for Kids & Teens #46 – Melody Gardot

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I’ve been listening to the “French Cafe” station on Pandora lately and found this talented musician. These are very relaxing songs for writing.

Melody Gardot

“Baby, I’m a Fool” by Melody Gardot


“Worrisome Heart” by Melody Gardot

Writing Prompt for Kids & Teens #45 – Spanish Guitar

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My mind has been in the city of Madrid Spain for a while. Last night I scrolled through photo after photo of the Parque del Buen Retiro, the metro and other landmarks. This music is keeping me in Madrid. I hope you enjoy these romantic recordings as much as I do. Prepare to be transported…

Jesse Cook Frontiers (Writing Prompts for Kids & Teens #45)

Rain by Jesse Cook

Luna Llena by Jesse Cook

Writing Prompt for Kids & Teens #44 – Happiness

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Today I’m especially happy. So here is one prompt to get you writing a positive poem. (I know this video is kind of bizarre. Don’t judge me. It’s a really great song.)

“Dog Days Are Over” by Florence + The Machine

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Photo from largela.com

Writing Prompt for Kids & Teens #43 – More Poetry Recordings

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My last set of writing prompts were two poetry readings done by Dame Judi Dench and Jeremy Irons. This set are done by Helena Bonham Carter and Tom Hiddleston (yes, “Loki” from the Marvel series of movies: Thor, The Avengers and Thor: The Dark World).

There is an awesome new app for poetry lovers of all ages called iF Poems. You can find it on the Apple app store for only $0.99. I love it because it has poems grouped by either poets, age ranges or topics. There is a feature to record yourself reading the poems or you can listen to recordings by several actors: Helena Bonham Carter, Billy Nighy, Harry Enfield and Tom Hiddleston. I highly recommend the app for parents, kids, teens, teachers or any poetry lover. It’s fantastic.

For now, please enjoy these two readings:

“The Duck and the Kangaroo” by Edward Lear, read by Helena Bonham Carter and Tom Hiddleston

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Photo from ifpoems.com

“Us Two” by A.A. Milne, ready by Helena Bonham Carter and Tom Hiddleston

Writing Prompt for Kids & Teens #42 – Something New

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I’ve been listening to poetry readings on YouTube lately. I found these beautifully read pieces that actually motivated me to write several poems. They make great writing prompts, so here are just two. I hope to add a few more in the next few weeks.

‘Sonnet 43 from the Portuguese’ by Elizabeth Barrett Browning  read by Dame Judi Dench


‘Daffodils’ by William Wordsworth read by Jeremy Irons