Our new website dedicated to children is here!
We are very pleased to share our new Children’s Poetry Archive with you in advance of its public launch!
As you know The Poetry Archive is a charity which collects recordings of poets reading their own work aloud, keeping them safe so that future generations can hear these unique voices. As our collections of the work of children’s poets grew so too did our desire to create a new site which would work for children as well as their parents and those who teach them.
The Children’s Poetry Archive brings together our collections in the first website totally dedicated to enabling primary-aged children to listen to poetry – and one of the best things is that they can listen to the poems in our collections anytime they want to, at home or at school, with a computer, a tablet or on a mobile phone.
This site uses some very clever functions to make listening to poetry even more fun. You’ll see a picture of an eye by each poem; this is our ‘eyes shut, ears open’ mode and it turns off all the other distractions on the screen so you feel as if the poet is reading just for you!
Explore 100s of poems in new and exciting ways