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The Slowdown with Tracy K. Smith

Poetry Playlist for Kids

Take a moment to slow down with your family. Here are some of our favorite kid-friendly episodes on nature, food, poetry, kindness and more.

You can listen to the playlist on Spotify here or you can listen to the episodes below! Click the links to see the full text of each poem.

264: Sleeping with the Chihuahua

by Tami Haaland







254: So Much Happiness

by Naomi Shihab Nye







34: Speaking Tree

by Joy Harjo







289: The Traveling Onion

by Naomi Shihab Nye







272: Double Dutch

by Gregory Pardlo







291: Jabberwocky

by Lewis Carroll







265: Amores Perros

by Angela Narciso Torres







111: Bored

by Margaret Atwood







171: Spring Morning

by A. A. Milne







145: Mighty Pawns

by Major Jackson







271: Sunlight and Chilies

by Vandana Khanna







282: Waiting for Happiness

by Nomi Stone







199: Small Kindnesses

by Danusha Laméris