The Poetry Basket

The Poetry Basket includes 36 lesser-known children’s rhymes from anonymous authors and follows the seasons of the year. Suitable for Teachers, Early Year Practitioners, Parents and Carers of children aged 3 to 6.

The Poetry Basket is designed to be used over an academic year, with twelve poems selected for each of the three terms.

The Poetry Basket gives you:

  • Lifetime access to thirty-six online videos demonstrating poems and actions across the seasons
  • Three downloadable poetry booklets ensuring you have the words to hand when you introduce the rhymes to your children
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Course Includes

  • 41 Lessons

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emma brogan
Posted 22 hours ago
This is a game changer!

We have been using the poetry basket for almost 18 months now. It has been invaluable for giving us a shared cannon of poetry and rhymes we can use throughout the day. The children love returning to favourites and they remember them well. Trisha's videos provide an excellent guide to performing the poems and it is this 'performance' aspect that really brings them to life. Thanks Trisha we love it!

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Cathy Stephenson
Posted 3 days ago
Great selection of appropriate poems for early years

Enjoyed the videos

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Trisha Rowlands
Posted 4 weeks ago
Getting back to Nature

Thank you for all the wonderful poems. At the moment, I am training to become a Forest School Leader and have been trying to connect the two courses together. Many of the poems from Spring and Summer lend themselves to being said outside under the trees or when going on a mini beast hunt. Looking forward to sharing them with the nursery children.

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Sarah Hooper
Posted 1 month ago
Great visual resources

I can't wait to get started! Thank you!

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Caroline James
Posted 1 month ago
Now there's poetry everywhere

Since starting the Poetry Basket last year, I have been amazed at how much my children have taken to it. They recite the poems all the time. Its had an amazing impact on them.

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PETER LINDLEY
Posted 1 month ago
The children have loved it!

This is the first year that we have used Poetry Basket. It has been a big success and our parents love it too. For most of our children English is a second language - but these poems have helped hugely with their language development.

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Sally Teatheredge
Posted 2 months ago
The children love it!

My Reception class love learning their poem each week. They nag me if I forget it! It is very inclusive, as those with speech and language issues and the lower ability children love to learn the lines and actions. They are so simple even I can remember them!

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Sheba Ahmed
Posted 2 months ago
Fantastic Resource

This is my second year using the poetry basket and children, parents and staff all love it! The children (age 2, 3 ad 4 years old) have already memorised 10 poems. The supporting videos by Trish are brilliant! I love the way each poem has it's own unique actions to aid memory.

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Michelle Shaw
Posted 2 months ago
Great resource

The children, and staff in EYFS / KS1 love using The Poetry Basket. The children quickly learn the poems and actions and enjoy performing these in school and at home. Having the resources available for parents has strengthened our parent partnership. It has been a great resource during lockdown to support our children learning remotely at home.

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Ann Popay
Posted 2 months ago
Brilliant!

My class absolutely love learning the poems. Even the youngest nursery children are able to recite and perform. It has given them much more confidence and (pre COVID) would perform in front of the whole school and parents during assemblies. There are so many benefits and it has even improved their writing as they are eager to record what they know. It has also been a real hit with the parents.

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