Poetry-in-motion(Photo Credit: American Girl Doll)

Poetry Is My Power

Gabriela McBride, American Girl’s 2017 Girl of the Year, is here to bring even more inspiration to your child! Gabriela is a doll who takes poetry as a way to express herself and work through her stuttering. She has been an inspiration to so many girls around the globe. The Gabriela doll rings true as an estimated 70 million people around the world stutter. The poetry helps Gabriela build up confidence and speak out, instead of being quiet and afraid! 

American Girl has partnered with Scholastic to create Express Yourself! It is a custom curriculum that is focused on grades 3rd through 5th. It will help teach these children how to use poetry to express how they are feeling. If they are feeling sad, they can put it to words, or feeling happy and excited. It is a wonderful program to help teach children it is important to express how you feel!  

Poetry Is My Power – explore poetry as a means of expression

You can find worksheets that help support learning, and engage students, and share the fundamental elements of a poem! They even have a video for poetry tips from a pro! You can print out worksheets and watch the video with your child, and it can be a great way to help them feel empowered to be themselves! 

I love how American Girl strives to let your child be the best version of them! Through their inspirational dolls, they can learn that we are all different, and face obstacles that we have to overcome in life! I love the Express Yourself campaign, it is a great tool to help children find a healthy way to express how they are feeling! 

We live in a hard world, and any more schools can have a lot of bullying and other conflicts. I feel that this Poetry is My Power program can really help shape these children at a prime age, to help them learn how to express how they feel in a really healthy way! Instead of bottling it up, or picking on someone else! 

15 Comments on Poetry is my Power with American Girl Doll of the Year Gabriela

  1. Bill Sweeney
    July 7, 2017 at 7:21 pm (2 years ago)

    That’s really cool.

  2. Sarah Honey
    July 7, 2017 at 7:25 pm (2 years ago)

    That is exciting!

  3. Kimberly Vargo
    July 7, 2017 at 9:59 pm (2 years ago)

    This is such a neat thing that American Girl is doing!

  4. Kristy Still
    July 7, 2017 at 10:06 pm (2 years ago)

    I love this!

  5. Theresa Mahoney
    July 8, 2017 at 2:40 am (2 years ago)

    How fitting for American Girl to be doing this! Love them!

  6. Kathy McDaniel
    July 8, 2017 at 3:03 am (2 years ago)

    So cool! Love American Girls

  7. Censie Sawyer
    July 8, 2017 at 3:04 am (2 years ago)

    Love this! American Girl is really growing!

  8. Leigh Anne Miller Borders
    July 8, 2017 at 3:45 am (2 years ago)

    I really love American Girl dolls. I really wish they had been out when i was a little girl.

  9. Alli Rutherford Smith
    July 8, 2017 at 10:31 am (2 years ago)

    My daughter loved American Girl dolls and books when she was growing up.

  10. Marielle Altenor
    July 8, 2017 at 11:39 pm (2 years ago)

    I love reading the stories behind the new American Girl Dolls!

  11. Debra Pearlstein
    July 9, 2017 at 7:13 am (2 years ago)

    Poetry is one of the best powers!

  12. Shelley Zurek
    July 10, 2017 at 4:28 am (2 years ago)

    Poetry can be so moving. I love that American girls are embracing it.

  13. Tiffany Haywood
    July 11, 2017 at 2:37 pm (2 years ago)

    Love This!! I told my daughter she could get her first real American Girl doll this coming year . . . this is perfect!

  14. Erin Kennedy
    July 11, 2017 at 3:39 pm (2 years ago)

    I love this! Poetry is so important and helps children learn to read.

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