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bouncyball Mon 03-Nov-08 22:08:01

Where do you find poems, quotes etc to use with parents? Example poems about having dirty clothes or play

nannynick Mon 03-Nov-08 22:21:22

A dirty clothes poem is in My Dog Ate My Homework. The potem can be found online at

What other poems are you after?

Some possible sources:
Penguin's Poems fr Life - Book
Children's Poetry Archive - Website
Poetry 4 Kids - Website
When I Was One by AA Milne - Scholastic Website
Handprint Poems - Activity Village Website

BoysAreLikeDogs Mon 03-Nov-08 22:22:41

<<swoon>> at Nick on the way past

bouncyball Mon 03-Nov-08 22:23:40

Thanks for that. Looking for something that tactfully says that a child who gets dirty has had fun not being a naughty/messy/clumsy.

nannynick Mon 03-Nov-08 22:27:31

Also consider Nursery Rhymes which are like poems I feel.
For 'play' you could have Girls And Boys Come Out To Play

nannynick Mon 03-Nov-08 22:34:25

How about this one... it's a bit long mind.

kidsrus Mon 03-Nov-08 22:54:20

This is one i give to parents when they come to meet and vet me. i love it as it discribes me to a tee.

Welcome to our House.

Some houses try to hide the fact that children shelter there.
Ours boasts of it quite openly, the signs are everywhere.
For smears are on the windows, little smudges on the doors,
I should apologise, I guess, for the toys strewn on the floor.
But I sat down with the children, and we played and laughed and read,
and if the doorbell doesn't shine, their eyes will shine instead.
For when at times, I'm forced to choose the one job or the other...
I want to have a tidy house, but FIRST I'll be a mother.

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