Parent zone

Other places to enjoy poetry written for young people

Other places to enjoy poetry written for young people

Some recommendations for online collections of poetry for young people and related poetry resources.

Welcome to Poetry By Heart

Welcome to Poetry By Heart

See here for an introduction and some links to overviews of the value of memorising and performing poetry.

Helping to choose a poem 7+

Helping to choose a poem 7+

Some thoughts and links to help choose a poem from the Poetry By Heart anthologies and showcases for children in key stage two.

Helping to choose a poem 11+

Helping to choose a poem 11+

Some thoughts and links to help choose a poem from the Poetry By Heart anthologies and showcases for young people in key stage three.

Helping to choose a poem 14+

Helping to choose a poem 14+

Some thoughts and links to help choose a poem from the Poetry By Heart anthologies and showcases for young people in key stages 4 and 5.

Helping to learn a poem

Helping to learn a poem

Read our blog posts and articles on memorising poetry, and see a video in which PBH contestants give their advice and insight on the process of learning a poem.

Helping to perform a poem

Helping to perform a poem

Here we offer some advice and links about helping your son or daughter to perform their poem.

Other places to enjoy poetry written for children

Other places to enjoy poetry written for children

Some recommendations for online collections of poetry for children and related poetry resources.