Famous Children Poems

Poems for Children by Famous Poets

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 A. A. Milne and William Blake wrote many poems for children that can inspire them to find their voice and representation through poetry, even from an early age.

Poems for Kids

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Wind On The Hill By A.A. Milne
Wind On The Hill

No one can tell me,
Nobody knows,
Where the wind comes from,
Where the wind goes.

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Such a vivid beautiful poem. Well described. I saw a picture of my daughter and her dad out in an open field, the wind blowing through her hair, and her a small tyke holding on to the kite...

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Sick By Shel Silverstein
Sick

“I cannot go to school today,"
Said little Peggy Ann McKay.
“I have the measles and the mumps,
A gash, a rash and purple bumps.

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That is a cute poem! Sounds just like the silliness children try to pull. My children would try, then they would remember if they were sick they had to stay in bed all day, no television, no...

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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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This was my favorite poem as a child. I practiced and practiced until I got it right; I still remember it today and I'm 35 (shhhh, don't tell anyone).

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Waiting At The Window By A.A. Milne
Waiting At The Window

These are my two drops of rain
Waiting on the window-pane.

I am waiting here to see

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I like watching rain drops going down the windows on a rainy day, it's a good way to pass the time.=)

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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So cute!! Like the spaghetti, chocolate, ice-cream. It's the kids that get the dirtiest, that have the most fun. It's a lifetime of adventure and silliness that they will remember forever....

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Vespers By A.A. Milne
Vespers

Little Boy kneels at the foot of the bed,
Droops on the little hands little gold head.
Hush! Hush! Whisper who dares!
Christopher Robin is saying his prayers.

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Halfway Down By A.A. Milne
Halfway Down

Halfway down the stairs
Is a stair
Where I sit.
There isn't any

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I consider this poem as a description of my life story. I read it over and over! It is my poem!

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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This is a wonderful poem, embracing the importance we all play in this Great Universe of ours. Beautifully illustrated in this anecdote by you, June, who accepted being You, and let July...

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