Take a look at the below list of Top 10 Best Poems for Your Kids in The World 2017. Poetry can be fun for children since poetry is used to express not only feelings and emotions but it can also be used to educate about the cultural and lingual heritage of different people in the world. Kids find poems amusing especially those with rhyming words and funny poems. Kids will always enjoy listening to the poems as they are read to them by their parents or grandparents.
Poems are both educative and fun to the young kids, but there is also caution to take since not all poems suit kids as some have complex words and their message is not easily understood by the young ones. Below is the list of the top ten best poems for your kids in 2017 that will work in educating them and source of fun.
List of Top 10 Best Poems for Your Kids in The World 2017
10. The Tyger by William Blake
At number ten is this poem from William Blake that was published in 1794 is one of the best poems for your kids. This poem is about a tiger which creates imagination on kid’s minds so it is quite amazing when read to kids. A stanza from this poem is
Tyger, Tyger, burning bright
In the forest of the night,
What immortal hand or eye,
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?
9. The Blues by Langston Hughes
This poem written by Hughes is on ideal poem for teaching young kids on the connection between music and poetry. This poem was published in 1926 and is still one of the best poems to read to kids in teaching them some of the musical poems. A quote from this poem says:
When you go to buy a candy bar
And you’ve lost the dime you had-
Slipped through a hole in your pocket somewhere-
That’s the blue, too, and bad
8. A Visit from St. Nicholas on the Night before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore
This poem from Clarke a scholar of the New York City’s Columbia University is the best poem for your kids to recite especially during Christmas time. This poem was written in 1882 and is one of the favorite poems for people throughout the Christmas period in many countries. A stanza from this poem says:
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse
The stocking were hang in the chimney with care
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there
7. Jabberwocky by Lewis Carrol
This poem is one of the best poems that were published back in 1872 by one Lewis Carrol. It is a poem that will teach your kids the exciting narratives and about Lewis words of poetry. This poem is full of drama and is easily mastered by kids. A stanza from this poem says:
“Beware the Jabberwock, my son
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!”
6. ‘HOPE’ is the thing with feathers by Emily Dickinson
This poem that was written by Emily Dickinson is one poem to be read and recited when encouraging and educating children about hope and what hope can do in the life of a person. This is one of the best poems to teach kids about being hopefully for things to come. A stanza from this poem says:
“Hope” is the thing with feathers-
That perches in the soul-
And sings the tune without the words-
And never stops- at all-
5. O Captain! My Captain! By Walt Whitman
This is one poem that was written by Whitman in 1865 when responding to the death of Abraham Lincoln. This poem will not only educate the kids but also create imagination on the minds of the young kids. It has a traditional metaphor and a stirring refrain. A stanza from ths poem says:
O Captain! My Captain! Rise up and hear the bells;
Rise up- for you the flag is flung- for you the bugle trills;
For you the bouquets and ribbon’d wreaths- for you the shores a-crowding
For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager face turning…
4. The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe
The raven is a crispy poem, which is perfect to read for the kids. This poem was published in 1845 in the Raven and other Poems. This poem will be a perfect bedtime story poem to read. A stanza from this poem says:
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volumes of forgotten lore
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door,
“Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door-
Only this and nothing more.”
3. Mine by Lilian Moore
This is the perfect for the toddler to recite as the words used in the poem suits the lifestyle of a toddler. This poem was written by Lilian Moore and is an ideal read for the beach. A stanza from this poem says:
I made a sand castle
In rolled the sea
“All sand castles
Belong to me-
Said the sea.
2. A Pizza the Size of the Sun by Jack Prelutsky
This is one of the best poems for the kids written by Children’s poet Laureate. This poem was published among others in the poem book of the same title in the year 1996. A stanza in this poem says:
I’m making a pizza the size of the sun,
a pizza that’s sure to weigh more than a ton,
a pizza too massive to pick up and toss,
a pizza resplendent with oceans of sauces.
1. Bed in summer by Robert Louis Stevenson
At number one is this amazing poem from Robert Stevenson. This poem talks about the unpleasant feeling of having to go to bed when the sun’s light has not completely disappeared on the outside. It was written in 1885. A stanza from this poem says:
In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle light.
In summer, quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day.
These are the Top 10 Best Poems for Your Kids in The World 2017. There are numerous poems for the kids by different poets and they all are amazing to recite for kids. All the poems are equal in terms of quality but for the purpose of listing they are listed as above.