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