[Surfnetkids: 28 Jan 2009] Valentine Poems

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#1. January 28, 2009

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

The Chinese Year of the Ox began on Monday, January 26, and is celebrated for two weeks. “Gung Hay Fat Choy” means “congratulations” in Chinese, and is a traditional greeting of best wishes for a prosperous and good new year. For more, here are my web picks:

Chinese New Year : Website recommendations from Surfnetkids.com

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#3. Valentine Poems

by Barbara J. Feldman
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Valentine Poems Printable (** for premium members only)
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This week I set out to find if there’s more to kid-friendly Valentine’s Day poems than “Roses are red. Violets are blue.” The answer, thank goodness, is a resounding “Yes!” As proof, I present the following batch of sites. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Apples4theteacher.com: Valentine’s Day Poetry
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Apples4theteacher.com houses several dozen poems that can be read aloud or included in homemade valentines. Although not all the rhymes are attributed, some of the well-known authors include Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (“I shot an arrow into the air, it fell to earth, I knew not where.”), Robert Louis Stevenson, and Winifred Sackville Stoner, Jr. (known for penning the rhyme “In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue/And found this land, land of the free, beloved by you, beloved by me.”)

Bethany Roberts: Friendship Poems by Kids
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“Today as Valentines go out / To people near and far / This one I’m sending right to you / To say how nice you are.” Children’s book author Bethany Roberts has a huge Valentine’s Day section which includes poems illustrated with animated graphics, stories, songs and links. Just scroll about half way down this page for the Valentine Poem pages with names like ” Valentine Poems,” “More Valentine Poems,” and (yup) “And More Valentine Poems!” Unfortunately many of the offsite links have gone bad.

Brownielocks: Silly Valentine Poems for Kids
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Brownielocks presents a compilation of poems (attributed to a variety of authors) and a collection of original valentine rhymes written by Brownielocks herself. “Popsicles are cold / Cocoa is hot / I’m sending you this incognito / because I like you a lot.” I got a big chuckle out of these rhymes, which Brownielocks calls “silly, corny, dumb.” She also calls them limericks, but because they do not have an a-a-b-b-a rhyming pattern, they are not.

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