The Five-Year-Old Writes Poetry

Best sung in a happy, high-pitched, atonal five-year-old voice to whatever tune you like best today…

By The Five-Year-Old Howell

♫  Zippers have germs
And when they cut you
It might really hurt
Or it might not. ♩ ♫

♫ ♪ If they cut you
It might be infected
And you should wash your hands
And put a bandage on top. ♫ ♩

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About Shala Howell

I spent two decades helping companies like Bell Labs, Juniper Networks, and a genetic testing company that was later acquired by CVS translate some of the world’s most complicated concepts into actionable, understandable English. Now I'm working on a much harder problem -- fostering children’s curiosity and engagement in the scientific, artistic, and linguistic world that surrounds them. The first book in my Caterpickles Parenting Series, What’s That, Mom?, focuses on how to use public art to nurture children’s curiosity in the world around them. My next book will focus on science, and how parents without a science degree can answer their curious child's questions without enrolling in a college level refresher course. In the meantime, you can find me blogging about life with a very curious Eleven-Year-Old at, chatting about books and the writing life at, and tweeting about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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One Response to The Five-Year-Old Writes Poetry

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