I have just launched a new poetry site for children called kidscomedypoetry.com.au
It is a colourful site that will hopefully attract children and get them interested in poetry. I have some 30 individual poems that can be downloaded with colourful illustrations. I will be adding more soon. I also have two books of children’s comedy poetry available that can be ordered through the mail or can be downloaded to E-Book readers.
I have spent some 30 years writing comedy poetry for children. I have also written for other teachers, when they wanted a certain poem to go with a theme they were doing. I have also written specific poems for Poetry Recitals which involved groups of 50 or so children competing against other schools in the Hawkesbury area.
The most fun that I had as a teacher was dramatizing poems on stage. The children thus got completely immersed in the characters created for each poem. This is a most fruitful way of teaching poetry. Children never forget one of their stage performances.
In the coming months I will be adding comedy romps in the Outback Australia tradition, both poems and stories.
I hope you all enjoy my new website.