This post links to several kids poems of each type (in fact, the best!) and includes some commentary for why I think each poem type succeeds with children. [Note: While I tried to provide a link for each poem mentioned below, I could not find one for four of the poems. However, I do mention an anthology below that lists these 20 and many more.]
Over the last year I have put up over 36 kids poems written just for Woo! Jr. These printables have been some of the most popular content on the site. I am extremely proud of the quality, they are serious, funny, silly, educational, moving, and easy to use in the classroom.
Kids love poetry,limericks, onomatopoeia, haiku. Our KidsPoems collection will expose children to a variety of poetic genres,each more fun to read than the last! These poems are especially suitedfor integration into teacher lesson plans. We believe theymight eveninspire children to create their own poetry.