A Child's Garden of Poetry

2011 NR 0h 30m DVD

A Child's Garden of Poetry

2011 NR 0h 30m DVD
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This Emmy Award-winning program brings the words of Carl Sandburg, William Shakespeare, Langston Hughes and other poets to life for the very young. Read by acclaimed actors and the poets themselves, the poems accompany the works of real-life kids.
Amy Schatz, Claire Danes, Carrie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ziggy Marley, Dave Matthews, Natalie Merchant, Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson, Jeffrey Wright
Amy Schatz
Widescreen 1.85:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 4+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 4+
age 4+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this Emmy winner for children's programming is just fine for the preschool set, but elementary-aged kids will get the most out of it. Not only will kids hear some great poems, but they'll see kids express what they love about them, how they listen to poetry, and even how to count out the syllables of a haiku. The content is very mild. Some poems mention romance and one uses the word "lovers," and another poem laments the loss of the buffalo.

Sexual Content

Mentions of romantic love and lovers in poems and in a class discussion of Romeo and Juliet, where kids giggle about it.


One poem talks about the end of the buffalo and the people who saw them.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

Even the very young can identify with the great poets and form their own connections with the art form.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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