Stringing rhyming words together to compose a poem isn't child's play. But these little verse-makers seem to have a natural talent for it. Here are some poems on Maths, Science and all things wise!
Have you ever wondered how your children actually feel about the subjects they're studying? No doubt, there are some subjects which they love and others which they can't stand. Every child is different. Some children enjoy Mathematics while others may have a natural flair for English. Whatever the case, children today aren't afraid of expressing their opinions.
Poetry is one of the avenues that children may choose to express their feelings toward a subject. Not only is poetry a great form of creative expression, it also hones language skills and can calm the mind. Children get introduced to poetry at a very young age in the form of nursery rhymes. It doesn't take them too long to realise that they can devise such rhymes themselves. Before you know it, these little wordsmiths are writing poems about all and sundry. We bring to you a selection of poems written by some talented children. Read through their verses to find out why Math interests some yet dismays others.
Let's do some Maths
I say Maths is fun
As it makes me wise
I need to revise
Twice and Thrice
Counting Numbers is easy peasy
Addition Subtraction makes life easy
I say "Doing Maths makes me geeky"
Mom says "Ah...Dont be cheeky" - Ahaana Vinod, Class II, Vels Vidyashram, Chennai
Sums are not good
Maths sums are never good
Add or subtract
Either of it you do
The trouble is for you
Huge numbers are tough to add
Although Maths is hard
Always do it
And always do it from your heart - Nakshatra Harish, Class I, Delhi Public School, Vadodara
Maths uses numbers only from 0 to 9
But you can count infinite
Maths has only add, subtract multiply and divide
But you can do calculations infinite
Maths has only 4 basic shapes in 2D and 3D
But you can use them to build things infinite - Kavin S, Class IV, Kola Perumal Chetty Vaishnav Senior Secondary School, Chennai
The English Class At One
The class was buzzing
And the time was ticking
The clock hit one
The teacher came in
She began The Ivan's story
The story of a gorilla
The pages flipped
And we were towards the end
Poor Ivan left his soul
Thinking of his happy past
The bell rang loudly
We woke from the sorrow
And that was how the English class
Came to a close - Sanjeev S, Class V, Bala Vidya Mandir, Chennai
Adding to our ailment
Is Maths that multiplies our misfortune
Backing up our bane
Is History that hoists our hardship
Darkening our despair
Is Geography that grills our gusto
Capsizing our already piled up burden
Are two other foes namely Science and Language - Ronith Arun, Class V, Union Christian Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Chennai
Science makes me wonder
Of stars, moons and places yonder
Air, water and weather
They are easy to read and discover
Why is the sea blue?
Why is apple not a fruit?
What medicine do I take for flu?
How do we pollute?
These and many more
We learn to the core
For then I can be A Curie- Ruhan Arun, Class V, Union Christian Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Chennai
My favourite subject is Tamil
B'cos it is
Two thousand years old
Our Tamil is gold
Has Spread tenfold
Learn Tamil, breathe Tamil and teach Tamil
All over the world
Nandri - Swetha Saravanan, Class II, Narayana Olympiad School, Chennai
Wow! These youngsters' thoughts on Maths and Science aside, it's obvious that they're talented poets in the making. Why not show this poetry to your child and encourage her to write verses of her own? Perhaps you'll find out where her interests lie.
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