Mrs. Heilmann's Internet Guide:
Poetry


Poets' Corner

Bruce Lansky's Giggle Poetry

Dr. Seuss on the Web

Grandpa Tucker's Rhymes and Tales

I can picture Grandpa Tucker in my mind's eye, my imagination encouraged by his cartoon figure and the bluegrass music playing in the background. Grandpa Tucker writes an original monthly story in verse, and shares his collection of fun illustrated poems. He offers this advice to parents. "....I believe that the most important reading being done anywhere in the world is when an adult reads to a child. I believe children will leave Nintendo or stop roller blading for a few minutes to share the closeness of sharing a story." His original poems certainly inspired me to read-out-loud to my little one

Kenn Nesbitt's Poetry 4 Kids
Kenn Nesbitt doesn't have any children of his own yet, but writes whimsical poetry with his future progeny in mind. My favorite is titled "Surfing". "I went out and bought a new surf board, so I could go surfing the Net, but it won't plug into my computer, so I haven't gone surfing just yet."

Kristine O'Connell George's Children's Poetry Corner

Larry Telander's Kids' Stuff
Funny poems about kids and growing up.

Poetry Writing with Jack Prelutsky
Scholastic.com presents Jack Prelutsky, author of many poetry collections for kids, including "It's Raining Pigs and Noodles" and "The New Kid on the Block." "Poetry's cool -- and a lot of fun! In this workshop, I will help you turn your words and ideas into descriptive and powerful poems. As you explore the world of poetry writing, I'll share with you writing tips that I use when I write my poems, as well as ideas for revising your work. I won't be commenting on your poems, but I'll enjoy reading them after you've posted them online.