Childhood Reflections in Poetry

With Activities

by Manie Moodley

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 25/07/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 30
ISBN : 9781452524597

About the Book

These poems focus on the important parts of a child’s life, especially those of their formative years when their perceptions of life are determined by the love, caring, understanding, and nurture afforded to them by adults such as parents, grandparents, teachers, and caretakers whom they trust and love. The poems look at life through the innocent but watchful eyes of a child, and herein lie their value for adults as well. Adults may enjoy reading the poems, as they will see the world created by the poems through the eyes of a child.

The activities enhance a child’s experience and interaction with every poem, and broaden the scope for understanding and learning. The activities focus on reading, language, social sciences, nature, welfare, art, and sports as well as supported and independent research.

The poems included in this book are:

“My Little Tree House”

“Harry the Horse”

“Hey Mister Postman”

“Mr. Sunshine”

“My Little Teddy Bear”

“The Rainbow”

“Children of the World”

“The Wooden Park Bench”


“A Cricket Bat”

About the Author

The author has been a school teacher for more than thirty years and has been writing poetry for the past twenty years. He holds a bachelor of commerce degree, a university teaching diploma, an honors degree in comparative education, and a master of teaching with a special education focus qualification.