Children’s Poems

Links to Poetry Web Sites



Poetry Archive,  is a comprehensive online collection of recordings of poets reading their work. You can enjoy listening here, free of charge, to the voices of contemporary English-language poets and of poets from the past.
There is a section for teachers with lessons plans and 10 minute activities linked to the poems on the site. The children’s archive section allows them to search for poems on their favourite subject.

fizzy funny fuzzy

Fizzy Funny Fuzzy Poems, is a collection of fun poems for kids written by a Derbyshire poet, Gareth Lancaster. Children are encouraged to leave comments about the poems. Audio readings of the poems are being added.

poetry4kids is the web site of an American poet, Kenn Nesbitt. You will find lots of funny poems and poetry books for children, games, contests, lessons, discussion forums, and journals, plus a rhyming dictionary, funny poetry podcast, videos, school visit information and lots more.

BBC Class Clips Understanding Poetry, featuring a variety of video clips of poetry being read, performed and animated and BBC Bitesize – types of poetry

Poetry off by Heart

Off by Heart Celebrity Video Recitals – A collection of poets, TV presenters and actors recite some of the poems from the BBC’s Off By Heart poetry archive.

Perform a Poem

Perform-a-Poem is a web site for schools to watch and upload their own performance poetry videos.