Mrs. Heilmann's Internet Guide:
Poetry


Poems to Read and Enjoy

Favorite Poem Project

Fizzy Funny Fuzzy
Funny poems for kids published only on the Internet.

How to Tell the Birds from the Flowers
This verse by Robert Williams Wood was first published in 1907 by Paul Elder and Company. Having noticed that the copyright had expired on the volume that belonged to his great-grandmother, David Newman scanned it onto his Web site in its entirety. Kids and adults will enjoy the verses and the illustrations that teach us "How to Tell the Birds from the Flowers". "Some are unable, as you know, to tell the Crocus from the Crow. The reason why is just because, they are not well versed in Nature's laws."

Kidz Page
The KidzPage is a delightful collection of poetry that shouldn't be missed. Start with Emmi Tarr's Critter ABCs. "A is for Antelope graceful in flight. B is for Butterfly, glittering bright." Then move on to Ogden Nash for more animal fun. "God in his wisdom made the fly. And then forgot to tell us why." Near the bottom of the page, you'll find poetry submitted by kids and teens. For more places to send your kids' poems, come back next week for my column on "Writing Poetry."

A Pocketful of Rhymes
For some lighthearted fun poetry, just go to this site.  Do you know what a Wickywak is? Just read the Legend of the Wickywak to find out and then check out all the stories
of the Wickywak characters. Challenge your student's listening and thinking skills with the Guess What? andGuess Who? poems. Can they figure them out? Your students
can even become poets by working on the Finish It Off Poems.

Poetry 180
A poem a day for high school students.

Tale Spin:  Kids' Poems
Bored with the same old nursery rhymes? No problem, we have a rainbow of poems for each mood of yours. In English and Hindi. 

Zelo Nursery Rhymes

Mother Goose and other nursery rhymes are an important introduction to literature, and the basis for developing a love for words. All the experts agree: read rhymes to your kids. Zelo's alphabetic list of nursery rhymes looks a little unfinished, but it's the best collection of nursery rhymes I could find on the Web. For more ideas on using nursery rhymes as an educational tool, read Pat Anderson's On Reading Nursery Rhymes With Children of Varying Ages.