Famous Children Poems

Famous Children Poems

Classic Children Poems

Poetry offers up a wealth of benefits for children. It fosters a love for language, thereby building literacy. It helps children understand themselves and others, allowing them to cultivate valuable qualities like compassion and empathy. It is also a healthy way for children to express their emotions and deal with emotionally challenging situations. Fortunately, there are many famous poems for children. Poets like William Blake and Robert Graves wrote many poems for children that can inspire them to find their voice and representation through poetry, even from an early age.

Famous Poems for Kids

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Now We Are Six By A.A. Milne
Now We Are Six

When I was one,
I had just begun.
When I was two,
I was nearly new....

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I was touched by this story because it depicted my childhood.

Paul Bunyan By Shel Silverstein
Paul Bunyan

He rode through the woods on a big blue ox,
He had fists as hard as choppin' blocks,
Five hundred pounds and nine feet tall...that's Paul.

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Dirty Face By Shel Silverstein
Dirty Face

Where did you get such a dirty face,
My darling dirty-faced child?
I got it from crawling along in the dirt
And biting two buttons off Jeremy's shirt....

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The Tyger By William Blake
The Tyger

Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?...

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Friends By Abbie Farwell Brown
Friends

How good to lie a little while
And look up through the tree!
The Sky is like a kind big smile
Bent sweetly over me....

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Teddy Bear By A.A. Milne
Teddy Bear

A bear, however hard he tries,
Grows tubby without exercise.
Our Teddy Bear is short and fat,
Which is not to be wondered at;...

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This poem is the essence of childhood to me. I remember reading it with my mother when I was five or so, and following the excellent illustrations by E.H.Shepard, in the original books, of...

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The Mountain and the Squirrel By Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Mountain and the Squirrel

The mountain and the squirrel
Had a quarrel,
And the former called the latter
"Little prig."...

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I was in fifth grade in 1942 when my teacher presented this to my class. We all had to memorize it. I think it has subliminally stayed with me all these years. I was a stutterer at the time...

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