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Enjoy the Poems

Give your children the gift of poetry with the Enjoy the Poems series! Each book focuses on one poet and gives you 26 complete poems, a portrait of the poet, and a living biography so you and your students can get to know the poet well.

A simple schedule suggests how you can linger with that poet for a whole school year to learn his or her style and enjoy the poems together in just a few minutes once a week. Plus, Enjoy the Poems will help you

  • Encourage imagination with helpful tips for Setting the Imaginary Stage.
  • Nourish a love for poetic expression by allowing the poems to speak for themselves.
  • Enjoy powerful use of language with occasional definitions.
  • Gain confidence with practical and inspiring Poetry Notes from Charlotte Mason and others.
  • Cultivate good character through beautiful words well put.

“The line that strikes us as we read, that recurs, that we murmur over at odd moments—this is the line that influences our living.”—Charlotte Mason

Influence your children’s living with the highest form of literature—Enjoy the poems!

6 reviews for Enjoy the Poems

  1. These little books provide enough well-chosen poems to just jump in and easily integrate poetry into an a busy week. The poet biographies are short (less than 2 full pages) but include many interesting little details that give us a sense of the poet as a real person. In addition to notes at the beginning of the books about how to enjoy poetry study, every page with a poem also includes a note about how to improve your read aloud skills with poetry, a quote from Charlotte about poetry, a note unique to that poet’s style, etc. Also often included in the margin are simple notes to define a difficult word or perhaps give the context for a regional reference within that poem.

    Whether you choose to study one poet per term or for the whole year, this collection is a good way to introduce your student(s) to poets and their poetry.

  2. Can you recommend which to start with for a 4 yo and a 6 yo?

    • I would recommend Robert Louis Stevenson for the young ones.

  3. Hi Sonya, is this study geared towards the younger children, or can it be adapted to work with middle and high school children as well? Thanks!

    • The Enjoy the Poems series is designed for all ages, grades 1–12.

  4. Which poet should I start with, as I would like to do a family study? I have 7, 9, and 11 year old daughters and a 13 year old son.

    • You can start with any poet you like. Younger children may enjoy Emily Dickinson’s or Robert Louis Stevenson’s poems more than Tennyson’s, but all of the books in the Enjoy the Poems series should be fine for all ages.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    These little books are wonderful for studying individual poets. May we have more please?!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    We have used the Robert Louis Stevenson book thus far in our school year. We are using the book to take us through the entire school year. I have four children ages 9, 7, 7, and 4. They all enjoyed this addition to our schooling so much! I have as well! It’s just lovely! Thanks for this resource!!

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