More poetry history...
Original Poems for Infant Minds by Ann and Jane Taylor was first issued in 1804 in two volumes and includes the classic, “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.”
And for more poetry for our very youngest children, you can't beat these two wonderful collections:
Yolen, Jane and Peters, Andrew Fusek. Eds. 2010. Switching on the Moon: A Very First Book of Bedtime Poems. Candlewick.
Yolen, Jane and Peters, Andrew Fusek. Eds. 2007. Here’s a Little Poem: A Very First Book of Poetry. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.
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