This is a collection of web links regarding poetry for children which I hope you find very useful.
Kenn Nesbitt has developed a website called Poetry4kids which is devoted to poetry for children. “Welcome to Poetry4kids.com the funny poetry playground of Children’s Poet Laureate Kenn Nesbitt, where you will find lots of funny poems and poetry books for children, classic children’s poetry, games, contests, poetry lessons and activities, and journals, plus a rhyming dictionary, funny poetry podcast, videos, school visit information and lots more.”(Poetry4Kids)
Welcome to Fizzy Funny Fuzzy – Welcome to the home of funny poetry by the Fizzy Funny Fuzzy poet, Gareth Lancaster. Find out if elephants are real, what lurks within your school bag and why some pirates shouldn’t set sail.
Different types of poems for kids – A useful teaching resource.
Funny poems for kids – “We recognize that as adults we have become jaded. We may miss hilarious ironies about the world that our children have to point out to us. If I had to take a guess, I would say that children are in the world for just this purpose.” ( Family Friend Poems )
Magnetic poetry – Just like magnets on the fridge door, sort out the words to make your own poem.
Classical Poems for Children – “This is a collection of classical poems for children written by a variety of poets such as Christina Rossetti, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Edward Lear. The poems range from fun and lively to solemn and thought provoking. The poems can be printed from the browser by clicking on the “Print” button below each poem. Margins may need to be adjusted depending on the device that is being used.”(Storyit.com)
Giggle Poetry – Learn how to inspire a love of poetry in your students and teach kids how to write different types of poems.