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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A Riddle By Christina Rossetti
A Riddle

There is one that has a head without an eye,
And there's one that has an eye without a head.
You may find the answer if you try;
And when all is said,

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The Rainbow By Christina Rossetti
The Rainbow

Boats sail on the rivers,
And ships sail on the seas;
But clouds that sail across the sky
Are prettier than these.

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The Moon By Robert Louis Stevenson
The Moon

The moon has a face like the clock in the hall;
She shines on thieves on the garden wall,
On streets and fields and harbour quays,
And birdies asleep in the forks of the trees.

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From A Railway Carriage By Robert Louis Stevenson
From A Railway Carriage

Faster than fairies, faster than witches,
Bridges and houses, hedges and ditches;
And charging along like troops in a battle
All through the meadows the horses and cattle:

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My Shadow By Robert Louis Stevenson
My Shadow

I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me,
And what can be the use of him is more than I can see.
He is very, very like me from the heels up to the head;
And I see him jump before me, when I jump into my bed.

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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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Hi, I just want to share this lovely poetry with my students. Thanks.

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The Swing By Robert Louis Stevenson
The Swing

How do you like to go up in a swing,
Up in the air so blue?
Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing
Ever a child can do!

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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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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).

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.=)

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