Poems Every Child Should Know

Poems Every Child Should Know

The preface of Poems Every Child Should Know eloquently states:

Every child is called to be a poet. In fact, everyone is called to
be a poet.
But how?
The role of a poet is “to glorify things just because they are.”1
In other words, the poet wants to see the beauty of something in
the ordinary, to see the imprint of the finger of God upon every
instance of creation. It is the duty of the poet to show that some-
thing’s existence gives glory to God just because He loves it. As
King David writes in Psalms, “The heavens show forth the glory
of God, and the firmament declares the work of his hands.”

This is a lovely collection of poetry which includes a wide collection of works for children, teens, and even adults of all ages. From classic nursery rhymes to works by Chaucer, Shakespeare, Keats, and Longfellow, this anthology has something for everyone. These poems are perfect to read aloud or to use for memorization, recitation, or copywork.

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Author: Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur

Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur, editor of "Today's Catholic Homeschooling", is the mother of two biological sons and one adopted daughter. She is in her fifteenth year of homeschooling. She has a B.A. in History and Fine Art and a Master's Degree in Applied Theology. She is the author of "The Crash Course Guide to Catholic Homeschooling" and "The Fruits of the Mysteries of the Rosary". She blogs at spiritualwomanthoughts.blogspot.com