Poetry app for kids
Get your children high on literature with iF Poems; a poetry app for kids and for adults of any age.
iF Poems has 230 classic poems from Lear’s “The Owl And The Pussycat” to Belloc’s “Matilda Who Told Lies And Was Burned To Death” to Yeats’s “An Irish Airman Foresees His Death”.
It is a carefully chosen selection of poems by poets including Eliot, W.H. Auden, Siegfried Sassoon, Lewis Carroll, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Rupert Brooke, William Shakespeare, Lord Byron, Edgar Allen Poe and Dr Seuss… plus others.
Some of the poems are read by acclaimed actors Helena Bonham Carter and Bill Nighy but there is also the option the app also offers the option for you to record yourself reading the poems – so your toddler can listen to you whenever, wherever.
Other features on the poetry app for kids include the ability to:
* email a poem and email your recording of a poem.
* tap on any word for a dictionary definition.
* save poems to a ‘Favourites’ page.
* search by title, author, first line or by any word.
* get a dictionary definition of any word.
The app can be searched by section – you can look for a ‘Funny poem’, a ‘War poem’ or a ‘poem for Bedtime’ – making it easy and fun to navigate. You can also search by age; poems have been separated the poems into three age groups: age 0-6, 7-12, and 13 and over.
Mixing literature with technology is a great way to inspire literary appreciation and a love for reading in the minds of modern culture’s techno-tots. Kudos to designers Allie Esiri (former actress and mother of three) and Rachel Kelly (writer and mother of five) for a fun, creative app!
CLICK HERE to download the poetry app for kids.
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