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Short Poems For Kids:
Favorite Classic Poetry for Children

There have been many wonderful classic short poems for kids written over the years that I've certainly enjoyed during my childhood - and loved to recite to my own two boys when they were little.

Some favorites we may all remember, such as The Owl and The Pussycat and the bedtime poem: Wynken, Blynken and Nod.

I hope you and your child enjoy this wonderful selection of classic poetry for children which has been added so far, with more to come in the future. I'm sure they'll bring back many memories to parents and grandparents alike. Enjoy!

A Collection of Classic Short Poems For Kids

Hurt No Living Thing by Christina Rossetti

Little By Little by Author Unknown

Pittypat and Tippytoe by Eugene Field

The New Duckling by Alfred Noyes

The Owl and The Pussycat by Edward Lear

The Pig and The Hen by Alice and Phoebe Cary

Wynken, Blynken, and Nod by Eugene Field


Be sure to check out our other pages that are specifically for children too!. I'm putting together a nice selection of inspirational kids stories, plus there's the moral tales found in Aesop's Fables.

You can also find some lovely short prayers for children that might interest you and your child as well.

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