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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  1. Sick

    Sick By Shel Silverstein

    “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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  3. Now We Are Six

    Now We Are Six By A.A. Milne

    When I was One,
    I had just begun.
    When I was Two,
    I was nearly new.

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    Really good poem. I like the rhyming in it. Fantastic.

  4. Wind On The Hill

    Wind On The Hill By A.A. Milne

    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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  6. Waiting At The Window

    Waiting At The Window By A.A. Milne

    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 raindrops going down the windows on a rainy day. It's a good way to pass the time.

  7. The Mountain And The Squirrel

    The Mountain And The Squirrel By Ralph Waldo Emerson

    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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  8. Dirty Face

    Dirty Face By Shel Silverstein

    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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  10. Sneezles

    Sneezles By A.A. Milne

    Christopher Robin
    Had wheezles
    And sneezles,
    They bundled him

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    When I was 5, I was quite sick for a long time. I loved this poem, especially the silly language. When I was 12, my 9 siblings and I crowded into my parents' bed with the measles and read...

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  11. Teddy Bear

    Teddy Bear By A.A. Milne

    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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    I have always loved this poem. I once had it memorized. Wonderful subject and cadence.

  12. Halfway Down

    Halfway Down By A.A. Milne

    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!

  13. Friends

    Friends By Abbie Farwell Brown

    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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