It’s beautiful watching young children when they are at the age in their lives where everything is new to them. Every time they see, hear or touch something, they are always in a state of constant awe. It is inspiring to see how magical everything is in their eyes and to know that their imagination knows no bounds. It is important to introduce literature to young minds so that imagination embraces reading early on.
Poems are a way for children to easily be introduced to reading. What could be more attention grabbing for children than an imaginative, whimsical poem? In appreciation for April being National Poetry Month, here are some popular authors and their well-loved poems that your kids will surely love.
Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American illustrator and writer, more popularly known as Dr. Seuss. Since the early 30’s of the 20th century, his books have brought joy to billions of people across the world. What makes the poems of Dr. Seuss amazing is that they provide an opportunity for children to look deep into their imagination and go to a world that is full of endless possibilities. The Cat in the Hat, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Green Eggs and Ham, The Lorax, and Horton Hears a Who! are just a few of the books in Dr. Seuss’s vast collection. Children love the books of Dr. Seuss for their charming rhymes and amazing illustrations that will make a child laugh and smile while reading.
This famous English author is best known for his books about a certain young boy named Christopher Robbins and his unique friendship with his teddy bear, Winnie the Pooh. What a lot of people do not realize is that Mr. Milne had also written numerous other books and children’s poetry. His poems are simplistic, easy to read, and are enjoyed by children. Some notable work includes Puppy and I, and Now We are Six.
Lewis Carroll, born Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, was a British writer and poet who is widely known for his books such as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Few know that he was also a respected mathematician, dabbled in the art of photography, and created poetry for children. Some poems worth entertaining include A Game of Fives, The Crocodile, Brother and Sister, The Walrus and the Carpenter, and Little Birds.
Robert Louis Stevenson
An author who became famous for his works such as Treasure Island, the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Kidnapped, Robert Louis Stevenson is also known as a great poet and had created several children’s poems. A Child’s Garden of Verses is a book which contains his collection of poetry for young children.