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English Poems For Kids

There are multiple skills that are required to develop at a young age and there are different methods and processes to it. 

Poems are one of the easiest and major ways to develop a number of skills in children, ranging from creativity to emotional development and many more. 

In this blog, we have discussed some of the advantages that poems bring to us and how they are extremely beneficial for children to learn.                                          

Short Poems For Kids

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The Moon by Robert Louis Stevenson

The sun shines bright up in the sky,
Its golden rays reach far and wide.
It wakes up flowers, birds, and trees,
And paints the world with warmth and ease.
It smiles down upon the earth,
Spreading joy and endless mirth.
So let's all dance and have some fun,
Underneath the happy sun!

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The Crocodile By Lewis Carroll

How doth the little crocodile
Improve his shining tail,
And pour the waters of the Nile
On every golden scale!
How cheerfully he seems to grin,
How neatly spreads his claws,
And welcomes little fishes in,
With gently smiling jaws!

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Rain by Robert Louis Stevenson

The rain is raining all around,
It falls on field and tree,
It rains on the umbrellas here,
And on the ships at sea.

Rhyming Poems For Kids

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February by Mary Ann Hoberman

February, funny word,
With my "r" that's hardly heard,
Different in so many ways,
I'm the month with fewest days;
And another thing that's strange is
I'm the only month that changes:
Every leap year – one in four –
I am given one day more,
Twenty-nine from twenty-eight

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Now We Are Six by A. A. Milne

When I was One,
I had just begun.
When I was Two,
I was nearly new.
When I was Three
I was hardly me.
When I was Four,
I was not much more.
When I was Five,
I was just alive.
But now I am Six,
I'm as clever as clever,
So I think I'll be six now for ever and ever.

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Snowball by Shel Silverstein

The rain is raining all around,
It falls on field and tree,
It rains on the umbrellas here,
And on the ships at sea.

IMPORTANCE OF POEMS FOR KIDS

 UNDERSTANDING RHYTHMS:

While reading poems, children get a deep understanding of rhythmic patterns which are an essential life skill. Not only in poetry, in all art forms and learning experiences, rhythmic patterns play a major role.

Apart from these learning experiences, a child who understands rhythms and patterns, develops cognitive skills quicker and is able to express their thoughts and emotions in a more structured manner.

INSPIRES CREATIVITY: 

When children read poems, they look at a completely different perspective of writing which encourages them to create new things. Learning poems can be a way to inculcate creative skills in children. Use of new words, new patterns of sentences, encounters with new emotions, everything leads to newness and creativity.

ENCOURAGES WIDE VOCABULARY AND VARIED GRAMMAR: 

Poets use a wide range of words in their poems and kids come across new words while reading poems which is a way to enhance kids’ vocabulary.

Poets also frame their sentences and phrases in different ways in poems which introduces kids with different sentence structures and different uses of grammatical elements.

INTRODUCTION TO DIFFERENT WRITERS: 

There are innumerable writers in this world, out of which, the best writers are introduced to the children. Before learning about poems, children learn about their poets and their short biographies which give them a glance at how the poet’s life was and with what mindset would he have written the poem.

UNDERSTANDING EMOTIONS: 

Each poem is based on a different emotion and carries a range of it. Most of the poems which are written for children involve a comic element to make it fun. It includes satires, use of words in a comical way and elements which encourages children to take more interest.

All poems execute different meanings and take the reader into a sea of emotions. It teaches children to understand, develop and express emotions freely from a very young age, that is the power poems hold.

STRENGTHENS IMAGINATION: 

While reading a poem, the reader is completely surrendered to it and subconsciously imagines everything they read.

For instance, while reading a poem by William Wordsworth, who mostly writes about nature, we start imagining nature, trees, plants, and so on. We start visualising everything that’s written. This is how poetry enhances our imaginative powers.

These are some of the advantages which are very visible to us, there are several benefits of reading poems which we don’t even recognize in our daily lives.

There are an innumerable amount of life situations that we are able to comprehend and act on, because of what poems have taught us.

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