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