9 Classic Poems for Children to Memorize

If you ever want to move your child out from the digital world and give them at least a part of your own personal childhood experience, check our list for 9 classic poems for children to memorize.

The latest generation is stuck in this endless circle of computer science and technology from an early age. They are not aware that they’re missing one of the most important parts of their lives. I’m not going to place all the blame on parents – because we are well intentioned – but our efforts to provide all the ‘stuff’ we didn’t have as children may be hindering their social, emotional and intellectual development.

9 Classic Poems for Children to Memorize

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Yes, technology is bad in big doses. Yes, take it away. But we can not isolate our kids from the outside world in order to protect them.

Decades ago, it seemed rearing a child was easier. There wasn’t so much stuff to do back then. You came home from work, had a snack, went out unattended to play with the neighborhood kids, came home to do your homework and eat dinner, take a bath, and then sleep. But things have changed. The routine has more stuff to it; after school clubs and sports, reading before sleeping, healthier dinners, never playing alone, etc.

I never read poems as a kid. Maybe that’s why I’m so flawed. I always attributed the idea of a children’s poem to a pansy sissy white kid who never had a care in the world. What I’m seeing now is teachers trying to capture what worked decades ago because kids are too addicted to technology to think for themselves. Enter, the classic children’s poem. But, before we move on to our list, don’t miss our 10 Best Youtube Children’s Songs, as well.

Our list of 9 classic poems for children to memorize is initially based on the list of most popular classic poems on Poetry4Kids and Xmission.