Did you know that April is National Poetry Month? More than just a bunch of rhyming words, poetry does, in fact, have many benefits for children. For starters, it helps young children to learn new vocabulary and rhythm. For this reason, many nursery rhymes are exactly that: rhyming verse. Poetry presents words in a fun format that is easy to memorize and learn. It also introduces children to the concept of words as a means of expression, not simply communication. The various forms of poetry also allow children to explore language concepts such as alliteration, similes, metaphors, rhymes and many others. But do you know the most important thing about it? It is just plain fun to read—in English, Spanish or both! Below are ten awesome poetry books for bilingual families.