Poems coming home from school are a great resource for families. Learn the poem together and play around with altering it. Feed in facts - "I have a little reptile..", and your child's own knowledge - "I have a great big dog..."
Good explanation of Haikus for my older kids. In April, the whole front of my circulation desk becomes a poetry wall. I buy cheap decorative post-its from target and the kids are allowed to write a poem on them and stick it to the wall. At the end of the month we host a poetry night and students can read one of those poems!