Category Archives for Poetry

Clouds Poems

One more benefit of reading poetry with children is the facts that poetry helps us to stop, step away from our routines and discover beauty in every day things, beauty of the world around us. In some ways it is like meditation — it helps us to tune our spirit and soak in all the […]

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Free poetry books for children

We own a lot of poetry books both for children and for grown ups. But we also travelled quite a bit last year and I’ve put together our go-to library of free online children classical poetry resources, which is too good not to share. All these are public domain publications, which you can get totally […]

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On the Reading of Poetry…

  The Golden Numbers — I believe is the best Children’s Poetry Anthology out there. It was published in the wake of last century and I cannot but share the opening word of its publishers, as it gives such an amazing insight into reading of poetry. I went to the book one time too many […]

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Trees by Joyce Kilmer

Trees Kilmer, Joyce (1886 – 1918) I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast; A tree that looks at God all day, And lifts her leafy arms to pray; A tree that may in Summer wear A […]

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A Seed by William Allingham

A Seed by William Allingham See how a Seed, which Autumn flung down, And through the Winter neglected lay, Uncoils two little green leaves and two brown, With tiny root taking hold on the clay. As, lifting and strengthening day by day, It pushes red branchless, sprouts new leaves, And cell after cell the Power […]

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CHRISTMAS MORNING by Eugene Field

     We have an interesting tradition in our family — we celebrate Christmas for the whole two weeks, not just a Christmas eve an Christmas day :-)! We start on 24th of December, Christmas eve according to Gregorian calendar and have our special Christmas time till 7th of January, Christmas day according to Julian […]

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“WYNKEN, Blynken, and Nod,” by Eugene Field (1850-95)

 This was one of the first favorite poems of my children, being travelers and adventurers at heart, like all children are, they loved the concept of traveling into a DreamLand and often would fall asleep while discussing what adventures await them there. Poems often encourage creativity and imagination. Some other ones that come to mind […]

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Snow

Today’s poem is about snow. Today is my birthday, and most of my birthday memories are connected with sparkly snow, crystal clear air and icicles! We introduced this poem by letting children listen to Mary Ann Hoberman reading this and other poems, then we wrote each word of the poem on a separate flashcard and “built” […]

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