Some good free poems for grandparents to read to grandchildren are "Grandpa's Little Silly," "The Perfect Little Girl," "My Special Penny," "Grandbaby Baby" and "Two Sweethearts." Additional poems for children include: "Bed in Summer," "Merry Sunshine" and "A Bird's Lesson."
A few poems about good manners include "Please, Thank You, and Pardon Me," "Little Things" and "Kind At Home." By teaching children about the different types of poetry, they can learn how to create their own. Different types of simple poetry styles include shape poems, free verse, acrostics, limericks, haikus, color poems, bio poems, lists, couplets, triplets and narratives. Books such as "Goodnight Moon," "Pat the Bunny" and "Where the Wild Things Are" are also poetic and create a nice sharing experience.