poetry for children

Celebrate Spring

8 Ways to Celebrate Spring with Kids

We’ve still got snow on the ground here in Northern Virginia, but according to the calendar, spring has sprung!  Indeed, we did spot our beloved purple crocus in bloom just days before this last snow fall.  Those crocus always help me hang on–surely warmer temps are just around the corner… In the meantime, here’s a…

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Favorite Stories and Poems for Winter Weather

I don’t know about you, but we’re currently buried in snow.  About 16 inches of it, to be exact. Wonderful Books about Snow At the Yankee Homestead, one of the best things about snow is all the wonderful books that are just perfect for snowy day reading.  In fact, we never know which one to…

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Thanksgiving Resources: Stories, Poems, Hymns & More

Are you looking for a meaningful poem, song or hymn to share with your family in celebration of Thanksgiving?  What about great children’s literature about Thanksgiving?

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4 Leaf Clover

5 Best Things About Used Books

  Old, used books are one of my very favorite things in life.  Seriously.  I could get lost for hours in a used book shop.  In fact, I hope do just that on our Anniversary Trip to London–I’m really hoping to score some great old English titles. What’s so great about old books? Well, I’m…

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All Things Bright and Beautiful

All Things Bright and Beautiful: Easy Way to Add More Nature-Appreciation to Your Kids’ Lives

Want to add more nature-appreciation to your kids’ lives?  Not sure where to start?  Try this! It’s a poem!  It’s a hymn!  It’s a book!  It’s a great way to teach kids about our Creator God. When a friend and I started a (sort of) formalized nature study emphasis with our four kids, we began with…

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Poems for Spring

In preparation for the spring term of our small, Charlotte Mason homeschool co-op, I went looking for some good “springtime” poems.  My favorites are listed below. Older Brother and his peers will memorize one of these poems–or two, if they’re short–but I hope to enjoy the entire list at home with the boys as we…

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A Pot o’Gold: More Irish Culture for Kids

What we love about this collection of “Irish stories, poetry, folklore, and (of course) blarney”: Brief selections.  Perfect for kids!  I tend to read one or two to the boys as they finish up breakfast or lunch. Excellent explanations.  Each selection begins with a short description of pertinent background information, including remarks about the author.…

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10 Simple Ways to Weave Holiday Traditions Into Everyday Life

Here at the Yankee Homestead, we love getting into the spirit for holidays and seasonal celebrations.   We don’t do anything too elaborate, certainly nothing that would land on anyone’s Pinterest board. 🙂 Children love to celebrate, and I find that holidays make a great jumping off point for learning about all sorts of things–culture, history,…

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Our Favorite Winter Poem

In certain circles, I am known for having a song or poem for any and every occasion. It’s a handy trait, I must say, especially when there are young children living in your home. The snowflake picture frame (shown above) was a random gift to us, just perfect for displaying our favorite winter poem. We…

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